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The Sustainbility Commission Needs You (read more)
The Sustainability Commission advises the City Council on recycling, green transportation, energy conservation, renewable energy and other environmental issues. Read more on the history and set up of the Commission.
|Myah Gary, Chair||Aur Beck (Vice-Chair)|
|Scott Thorne||Audrey Wagner|
|Melody Shimada||Sorrel Kunath|
|Cami Sockow||Vacant (2-CCHS)|
|Donald Monty, ex-officio||Loren Polley, Staff|
Consuming locally grown food is healthy for you, supports our local economy, and the environment. Carbondale now has two Saturday farmers markets; Carbondale Community Farmers Market, Carbondales Farmers Market.
Learn about the many organizations that are striving to make Carbondale a greener and healthier place.
"Going green" means to pursue knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations. Below are some organizations that can help:
Green Degrees and Careers
With environmental issues gaining traction in the social consciousness, green careers are constantly growing in both popularity and availability. In turn, colleges and universities are offering more degrees which lead to green jobs. This guide was developed to help prospective students understand what their sustainability education options are and what type of careers these programs lead to. The guide was developed in part by Nurit Katz, Sustainability Coordinator at UCLA, and provides an in-depth look at the typical green career path, top-paying green careers, and more. Access the guide to learn more. Other Available Resources Are: Going Green on Campus and Environmental Science Degrees and Careers Links.
Growing Up Green
Accredited Schools Online has just put together a brand new guide to Going Green at School. This school guide is filled with facts about the benefits of going green, tips on how to become and continue being green, and additional resources for students interested in further pursuing the ultimate objective of living a sustainable life. Access the guide to learn more.
Access the following web page for further resources on how Colleges and Their Students Are Boosting Sustainability.
There is a high desire and demand for bicycle usage in the City of Carbondale (a recent survey found 53% of Southern Illinois University alumni reported that they primarily walked or rode a bike while attending SIU). The purpose of the Carbondale Bicycle Master Plan will be to create a master plan for citywide bicycle improvements with short, intermediate, and long term implementation strategies. The Bicycle Master Plan will build upon the positive momentum of improving bicycling in Carbondale.
Key elements of the Bicycle Master Plan include:
The Bicycle Master Plan will be completed by late spring/early summer 2016. In the fall of 2015, the planning team will be reviewing existing conditions and getting input from residents, students, and community stakeholders.