Wednesday, July 21, 2010


The newly formed Springfield Green Business Network (SGBN) is hosting a seminar with the Illinois Recycling Association (IRA), the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and Illinois National Bank to introduce businesses to a new statewide Online Workplace Recycling Toolkit. The seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, July 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Illinois National Bank’s Downtown Conference Center at Fourth and Jackson Streets. Besides the introduction to the recycling toolkit, the seminar will cover sustainable practices and a variety of ways for businesses to reduce waste and recycle materials from the workplace.

The Toolkit is an online site,, through the IRA that will soon be available to provide specific guidelines and suggestions for waste reduction and how to increase recycling at work. The SGBN, which will also be introduced at this meeting, was formed to provide Springfield businesses the opportunity to share resources and opportunities to make Springfield businesses more sustainable and more competitive in the areas of waste reduction, recycling, energy efficiency and water conservation. SGBN will also solicit ideas from attendees on the types of information or assistance they feel will be most useful to them in reaching their sustainability goals.

A light lunch will be provided to attend the free seminar, however, pre-registration is required. To pre-register, email the City of Springfield’s Division of Waste & Recycling at or call 789-2327. Registrants should include the name(s) of those attending and business or organization name. The registration deadline for this event is Friday, July 23rd.

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