(Check out the Events EGG350 page HERE for details and photos of other happenings.)

Elgin Green Groups 350 meetings

3rd Monday of every month

6:30p

UPCOMING

Monthly EGG350 meeting:
October 18, 2021

NO September meeting to encourage participation in the upcoming special EGG350 Climate Solutions 101 series.

AGENDA

To be published.

JOIN US & GO GREENER … IN PERSON at HHNC! MASKS NEEDED.

RSVP via the Facebook Event COMING SOON.

Related Elgin Area Chamber Calendar Event COMING SOON.

Location

Hawthorne Hill Nature Center
28 Brookside Dr
Elgin IL 60123

Set Yourself A Reminder:
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Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZEpcuusqDoqE9wsNlb2tID2_DjjUedPMTsz/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGtqj4oHtKUsBCPRpwMBo_4a-jwpn5fj_pKjzHpAXJHSyekCcZIOId6FOj9

Zoom Meeting:
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PRIOR

August 2021 (details here)
SEE ALSO: related Facebook Event & related Elgin Area Chamber Calendar Event.
EGG350 news included a preview of the upcoming special EGG350 Climate Solutions 101 series, a heads up about upcoming rallies, a summary of the recent IPCC report, a demonstration of making sauerkraut and a recipe for kefir.

July 2021 (details here)
SEE ALSO: related Facebook Event & related Elgin Area Chamber Calendar Event.
EGG350 news included dams to be removed, yard tours, act endorsement, waste-free life style, and renewable energy. The special presentation was from Terra Vitae Farms by Kevin Kelley. The presentation included information about regenerative farming practices to improve soil health and vitality, leading to genuine stewardship of animals and biodiversity on the land, an approach which speaks to “beyond organic” and exemplifies sustainability farming practices.

June 2021 (details here)
SEE ALSO: related Facebook Event, with photo of Arch Canyon / Bears Ears Monument near Blanding UT
EGG350 news included a recycling conference update and information about renewable energy. The special presentation was from Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) by Clayton Daughenbaugh, SUWA’s Organizing Director and vice-chair of the Sierra Club’s National Wildlands & Wilderness Team, who has been an EGG350 guest previously. Among other items, the presentation included how the spectacular red rock wilderness lands contribute to addressing the challenge of climate change, based on a new gathering of scientific data illustrating an important role for these lands and the protection of wild places in general, and the re-introduced “America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act”, which would protect this fast and wild landscape. Due to the award-winning advocacy film, EGG350 utilized SUWA’s Zoom platform.

May 2021 (details here)
SEE ALSO: related Facebook Event
EGG350-related news included upcoming programs at Gail Borden Public Library, the Elgin Sustainability Commission taking a recommendation from Elgin Area Climate Action Now, a possible plastic bag ordinance, recycled toilet paper, and a look ahead to the June EGG350 Monthly Meeting. The feature presentation was by Samantha Creadon and Bob Schmitt of The Junkluggers.

April 2021 (details here)
EGG350-specific notes included an upcoming “circular economy” webinar, renewable energy for all Kane County Forest Preserves, and looking ahead to the May EGG350 Monthly meeting, as well as a potential return to in-person meetings. The headline presentation was led by Jessica Beverly (Clean Energy Advocate for the Sierra Club Illinois Chapter), who discussed CEJA (Clean Energy Jobs Act).

March 2021 (details here)
This was a hybrid-style event. The first half hour featured EGG350-related notes about Elgin’s LED and a Solar Signup. Then, we attended the “Gardening with Natives” webinar.

February 2021 (details here)
SEE ALSO: Zoom Event link & our Facebook Event.
Trajectory Energy Partners provided a presentation on community solar and how Illinois residents and businesses can become community solar subscribers.

January 2021 (details here)
SEE ALSO: related Facebook Event
News about the Wood Wide Web, Recycling, Elgin Sustainability Commission, Illinois Environmental Council, Start In Your Yard, upcoming programs, and miscellaneous notes. Other agenda topics originally outlined: report from 350.org and regenerative gardening (take a look at the Dirt To Soil book here).

December 2020 (details here)
News from the Northern Kane County Wild Ones (including Kiss The Ground movie screening), about the Waste Recycling Team, and about EGG350. Other agenda topics originally outlined: regenerative agriculture, spring starts and climate emergency solution ideas.

November 2020 (details here)
Discussion topics were the basis, which also included news about an event and a county update (details here).

October 2020 (details here)
Dr. Don Wilkin shared the feature presentation.

September 2020 (details here)
Discussions about the climate emergency, SIYY and reports were among the topics.

April 2019
Keeping Hope Alive while working on environmental issues with Reverend Terry Gallagher!

March 2019
Green New Deal discussion and Citizens Climate Lobby discussion!

February 2019
Info on ComEd Group Solar Buys!

January 2016
At the 01/18/2016 meeting, Reverend Terry Gallagher shared his “Oil By Rail” presentation. He detailed the increased volume of oil tankers carrying volatile crude oils and where they pass through our communities. He also shared some cringe-worthy photos (like the one to the right) of failing infrastructure where trains cross the Fox River in Aurora.