Host Franklin Ramirez and guest Elgin Sustainability Commission Chair Tia Aagesen wrap up the podcast series, sharing takeaways and what we’ve learned throughout the previous eight episodes. Education is an important part of individual accounta
Host Franklin Ramirez discusses water as a resource with Elgin Mayor David Kaptain. Kaptain retired after a career with the Fox River Water Reclamation District (FRWRD) and currently serves as chairman of the Northwest Water Alliance. How can i
Host Franklin Ramirez discusses urban design with Elgin Sustainability Commissioner Tom Armstrong. Tom, a retired city planner, now holds many volunteer positions, including serving on the downtown Elgin design committee. When looking at a city
Host Franklin Ramirez discusses Green Building and Energy Conservation with Elgin Sustainabilty Commissioner Laura Kenney. Laura is also an urban planning and policy graduate student at Northern Illinois University, focusing on environmental pl
Host Franklin Ramirez discusses Healthy Living and Community Education with Kendra Kroiss. Kendra has been an active volunteer for special Sustainability Commission projects, most recently serving as chair of the Elgin Earth Month committee. Ke
Host Franklin Ramirez discusses transportation and mobility with Elgin Sustainability Commissioner Tom Armstrong. Tom, a former city planner, also leads two work groups in Elgin: 1) Green Infrastructure and 2) Transportation and Mobility. Elgin
Host Franklin Ramirez discusses economic development with Elgin Sustainability Commissioner Steve Kroiss. Elgin has three TIF (Tax Increment Financing) districts. How do they work and what do they actually do? What makes up Elgin's "green workf
Host Franklin Ramirez discusses the alternative energy with Elgin Sustainability Commissioner Erik Anderson who also leads the commission’s Solar Work Group. What does it mean for Elgin to be a Silver Solsmart designated community? How can resi
Host Franklin Ramirez discusses the world of Waste and Recycling with Elgin Sustainability Commission Chair Tia Aagesen. Where does your waste go? Do you consider the final destination of products when you purchase them? What options does Elgin
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