Meet the Commissioner's

Aur Beck (Vice-Chair) - is an energy efficiency advocate and is a NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer™ with his company, Advanced Energy Solutions ( ). He is a founder and on the board of the Illinois Renewable Energy Association ( ). He has a weekly radio talk show, "Your Community Spirit," ( ) but he would like to be known mostly for Oil Addicts Anonymous International (a real 12 step program),

Scott Thorne - moved to Carbondale in 1989 to attend SIUC and graduated from the University with an MBA and PhD in Marketing.  He currently divides his time between teaching at SEMO in Cape Girardeau and running Castle Perilous Games & Books in downtown Carbondale.

Sorrel Kunath (Chair) - moved to Carbondale in 2002 and graduated from SIUC with a B.S. in Forest Management and minors in Environmental Studies and Plant Biology.  Sorrel is co-founder and president of Common Greens, an urban greenspace and community garden organization, and owner of Biolutions, a sustainability consulting and certification company.

Loren Polley - graduated from Southern Illinois University in 2010 with a B.S. in Geography and Environmental Resources.  He is currently the Refuse and Recycling Supervisor for the City of Carbondale.  Loren is the City’s Staff Liaison for the Sustainability Commission.


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