Local groups work together to create Rockford sustainability summit

Published: Jun. 24, 2018 at 5:42 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- In an effort to encourage our community to become a more sustainable place to live the group Sustain Rockford hosted its first sustainability summit this weekend.

The group along with the Illinois Renewable Energy Association and the Rockford Coalition for Sustainable Suture put on an energy expo to showcase local organizations and companies that are working to better our community. Organizers say they have looked at other communities that have built successful sustainability platforms and want to work together to create a framework here in the Rockford area.

"Frameworks that involve more than just energy efficiency. They involve social equity, they involve food security, they involve education and health. So it is a way of really knitting together all of the important functions of any community,” said convener for the sustainability working group Brad Roos.

Organizers say a good sustainable framework is based off a holistic concept. The Sustain Rockford group meets once a month. For more information you can check out their website.