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A solar energy event will provide details and answer questions

The community is invited to attend the Springfield Climate Action Solar Forum scheduled for Thursday, October 26th at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church at 321 S. 7th across from the City of Springfield’s Lincoln Library.

City Water, Light and Power, Faith in Place, WindSolar USA, Sierra Club, Citizens Utility Board and Faith Coalition for the Common Good will be presenting on solar and access to renewable energy in the Springfield community.

There will be Q&A with the speakers and vendors in attendance with information on local programs and services. Speakers are set to begin at 6:30 p.m.

The event is being organized by Sustainable Springfield, Citizens Utility Board, Faith in Place, Springfield Power to the People, Sangamon Valley Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Faith Coalition for the Common Good.

Maureen Foertsch McKinney is news editor and equity and justice beat reporter for NPR Illinois, where she has been on the staff since 2014 after Illinois Issues magazine’s merger with the station. She joined the magazine’s staff in 1998 as projects editor and became managing editor in 2003. Prior to coming to the University of Illinois Springfield, she was an education reporter and copy editor at three local newspapers, including the suburban Chicago Daily Herald, She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s degree in English from UIS.
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