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The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois - Conference and Forum

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Carbondale Civic Center

200 South Illinois Avenue

Carbondale, IL 62901

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Creating Resilient Businesses, Jobs and Communities

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This two-day event will provide southern Illinois communities,non-profits, businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals with education, resources and innovative ideas about opportunities in the changing economy.

During the conference the first day, three keynote speakers will provide background on what’s happening in the economy, and insight into economic diversification opportunities in energy, forestry, agriculture and more. Expert panelists will discuss issues and options for the region. A community forum will give participants the chance to speak to organizations and businesses directly. Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. Lunch is provided for registered participants.

The second day features a workshop on Biochar by author, entrepreneur and permaculturist Albert Bates.

These events are sponsored by the Just Transition Fund (www.justransitionfund.org) and hosted locally by ShopCarbondale.com LLC (www.shopcarbondale.com) and The Climate Economy.

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For Energy Section: Seth Feaster, Data Analyst and Researcher, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Energy Industry Trends

For Economic Development Section: Dr. John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus U. of Missouri and Author, Sustainable Agriculture and Economic Sustainability

For Innovation Section: Albert Bates, Founder and President of Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology, Chief Permaculture Officer, eCO2, for Cool Design, and Co-Author of BURN: Using Fire to Cool the Earth

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