Host of the annual Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair  
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2013 Booths

Agricultural Watershed Institute (Bldg. 1)    

Steve John, Danville, IL, 217-877-5640, sfjohn@agwatershed.org    

A local bioenergy roadmap emphasizing perennial grasses for heat & power.

 

Ailey Solar (Bldg 2)

Dorian Breuer, Chicago, IL, 773-245-3912, aileysolar.com Making high quality solar installations affordable.

 

Amazing Foam Insulation, Clark Masonry (Bldg 2)

Alan Fagerstrom, Machesney Park, IL, 815-877-2199, on linkedin Lower your energy bills with blown in insulation.

 

Back Home Magazine (Bldg. 1)

Your hands-on guide to sustainable living ideas.

 

Barnhart’s Stone Corner Farm Market  (Bldg. 2)

Jon & Cindy Barnhart, Oregon, IL, 815-732-7816, stonecornerfarmmarket@hotmail.com

Fresh organic produce.

 

Books on First (Bldg. 1)

Larry Dunphy, Dixon, IL, 815-285-2665, booksonfirst.com

Independent book seller, wide variety of books, will special order titles.

                                                                       

Clean Line Energy Partners (Bldg 1)

Hans Detweiler, Chicago, IL, 773-326-7209, cleanlineenergy.com

Direct current transmission lines bringing wind power from Iowa to Illinois & eastern states.

 

Comprehensive Community Solutions  (Bldg. 2)  

Kerry Knodle, Rockford, IL, 815-963-6236, youthbuildrockford.org Job training for post high school non graduates.        

 

D-Wall Construction (Bldg. 3)

Bill Dobson, Hinckley, IL, 815-286-3970, dwallconstruction@verizon.net        

Builds energy efficient & healthy homes.

 

Davis Caves (Bldg 2)

Marty Davis, Atlanta, IL, 877-237-3138, daviscaves.com Earth Sheltered homes.

                                   

Firelight Meadows (Bldg. 1)

Birgit Wolff, Mason, WI

Jewelry, handmade felted hats & hand dyed silk scarves.

 

Freedom Field (Bldg. 1)

Chet Kolodziej, Rockford, IL, freedomfieldenergy.com  

Research & development center. Promotes regional energy development & efficiency. Installs, demonstrates & tests renewable energy alternatives.

 

G-G Solar Electric (Bldg. 1)       

Jeff Green, Frankfort, IL, 815-469-5334, jeffgreen54@att.net   

Installer of PV systems.

 

Habi-Tek  (Bldg. 2)

Tom DeBates, Geneva, IL, 630-262-8193, habitek83@yahoo.com  

Full service photovoltaic (solar electric) integrator. Design, installation, repair & maintenance of PV systems.

 

Heartland Criations (Bldg 1)

Kathy Albert, Rio, IL, 309-368-7354, hcalpacas.com

Luxurious, soft, hypo-allergenic alpaca fiber products.

 

Heavenly Winds (Bldg. 2)

Dale & Jeanette Balder, Compton, IL, 815-631-2970, heavenlywindsinc.com

PV solar & wind turbines.

 

Herbal Teas by Marsha (Outdoors)

Marsha Smith, Ashton, IL, 815-761-1307

Herbal teas, sample tastings.

 

Home Power Magazine (Bldg. 1)

Phoenix, OR, homepower.com

Bimonthly magazine for solar, wind, hydro.

 

Illinois Environmental Council (Bldg. 2)

Tamika Gibson, Springfield, IL, www.ilenviro.org


Environmental community’s eyes and ears in Springfield.

 

Illinois Green Party  (Bldg. 2)    

David Black, Belvidere, IL, 815-871-8991, ilgp.org

Advancing Green Party values & candidates.

 

Illinois Renewable Energy Association (Bldg. 1)    

Sonia Vogl, Oregon, IL, 815-732-7332, illinoisrenew.org

Supports sustainable energy & lifestyle in Illinois.

 

Joyful Giraffe, the (Bldg 2)

Kate Becvar, Oswego, IL, thejoyfulgiraffe.com

Featuring natural and reusable products for your family and your home.

 

Juice Plus (Bldg. 2)          

Judy Fulmer, Melrose Park, IL, 847-846-4556, jfulmer@juiceplus.com

Whole food nutrition - fruits & vegetables; plant tower.

 

Kreider Secure Recycling Services (Outdoors)

Becky Reilly, Dixon, IL, www.securerecyclingservices.com

Recycling corn, cans & electronic

 

Lake Land College (Bldg. 1)

Adra Baldwin, Mattoon, IL, 217-234-5057, acopani@lakeland.cc.il.us

Green jobs training in renewable energy & sustainable energy.

 

Midwest Renewable Energy Association (Bldg. 2)


Kevin Kowalski, Custer, WI, www.midwestrenew.org

Promote the Power Pack Program that is being run in IL

 

Nachusa Grasslands (Bldg. 1)

Franklin Grove, IL, nachusagrasslands.org

Owned & operated by the Nature Conservancy.  Over 3000 acres of prairie remnants, restorations & reconstructions located between Oregon, Dixon & Franklin Grove.

 

Natural Beauty by Margie  (Bldg. 2)    

Margie Werderich, Geneva, IL, 312-664-1444, MargiesNaturalBeauty.com

Natural skin care products, handmade from seeds, oils & herbs.

 

NIU Institute for the Study of Environment, Sustainability & Energy (Bldg. 1)

Melissa Burlingame, DeKalb, IL, 815-753-5987 Health Services Bldg., Northern Illinois University

 

Northern Public Radio (Bldg 1)

DeKalb, IL, 89.5 WNIJ (FM), northernpublicradio.org

Where you learn something new every day.

Serving northern Illinois & southern Wisconsin.

 

Ogle Co Democrats  (Bldg. 2)  

Jim Bryant, demjimbryant@earthlink.net   

Promoting awareness of Democrats & their energy polices.

 

Oregon Public Schools (Bldg 2)

Erin McMaster, Oregon, IL, emcmaster@ocusd.net

Student solar projects from middle school through high school.

 

Oregon Soap Shoppe & Green Art, etc.  (Bldg. 2)

Lynnel Camling & Michael Olson, Oregon, IL, 866-411-6614, oregonsoapshoppe.com

Handmade luxury soaps - shampoo, shave & shower with every bar of our soap.  No plastic bottles to throw away.

 

PAWS & Alley Cat Allies  (Bldg. 2) Rockford, IL, 815-299-7297, pawshs.org

Promotes, supports & provides humane treatment for the welfare of all animals.   

 

Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (Bldg. 1)

Oregon, IL, ppsoc.org

Non-profit organization promoting awareness & preservation of Ogle County’s unique landscapes.

 

Radish Magazine  (Bldg 1))        

Rachel Griffiths, Moline, IL, 309-757-8380, QCOnline.com

Free monthly magazine featuring healthy, sustainable living from the ground up.

 

Renewable Energy Ideas Sharing (Bldg. 1)

Fairgoers get to display, discuss & share their RE projects.

Personal projects only.

 

Red Barn Organics  (Bldg. 2)     

Dudley & Rachel Fowler, Aledo, IL, 309-371-5150, redbarnorganics.com

High qua;ity garden tools & organic gardening supplies.

 

Red Buffalo Nursery  (Bldg. 2)  

Jack & Maureen Kaskel, Hebron, IL, 815-648-4838, redbuffalonursery.com

Provide quality native plants for restorations and gardens.

 

Rock River Times, The (Bldg. 1)          

Frank Schier, Rockford, IL, rockrivertimes.com      

Weekly newspaper features renewable energy; presents all sides of issues.

 

Rock RIver Trail (Bldg. 1)

Frank Schier, Rockford, IL, rockrivertrail.com

Enjoy a trip down the 300-mile course of the Rock River from the headwaters in Fond du Lac Co., WI, to the Mississippi River at Rock Island, IL. Visitors' materials will be available from all 11 counties on the Rock River.

 

Rock Valley College (Bldg. 1)   

Rich Gocken, Rockford, IL, 815-921-3101, rockvalleycollege.edu

Promote RVC Sustainable Energy System AAS Degree.

 

Rock Valley College Sustainable Energy Club (Bldg 1)

With RVC booth.

 

Root Cellar, the  (Bldg. 1)          

John Root, Clinton, IA, 563-590-8566, therootcellar.us

Promotes renewable energy: solar, wind.  Electric bike kits.

 

Shaklee  (Bldg. 2) 

Jill Horn, Dixon, IL, 815-441-3959, jillhorn.myshaklee.com

#1 all natural health & wellness company.

 

Simply Prairies (Outdoors)       

David Smith, Ashton, IL, 815-761-1307, simplynaturalchoices.com

Prairie plants. Going green, sustainable living - display of an alternative green roof utilizing prairie plants. 

 

SunAir Systems (Bldg. 2)

Dave Merrill, Byron, IL, 815-262-2831, dmerrill7@juno.com

Installer of  PV & wind systems.  Designed & installed with your help.  Servicing Northern Illinois.

 

Sun Ovens (Outdoors)

Paul Munsen, Elburn, IL,  630-208-7273, sunoven.com

Makes high-temperature solar cookers which bake, broil & steam food.  Cooking demonstrations.

 

Tree of Life A UU Congregation (Bldg. 1)     

Margaret Fox-Hawtorne, Woodstock, IL, 815-322-2464, office@uuofwoodstock.org

Provides letter writing materials & information on pertinent environmental topics.

 

Truly Cultured/Full Circle Sevice Center LLC (Outdoors)

Nancy Lee Bentley, Cabery, IL 815-256-2236, trulycultured.com

A full circle of Truly Cultured and Enlightening nourishment books, products, services and information for balancing inner and outer ecology.

 

US Green Building Council: Rockford/Northern Illinois Branch (Bldg. 2)

Jeremy S. Watkins, Rockford, IL, 815-484-0739

Education.

 

Welz Farm  (Outdoors)                

Dave & Sheryl Welz, Monroe, WI, 608-325-7282, welzfarm.com

Consumer & environmentally friendly products for everyday living that really work.   FranMar Soy Products, Rustbeeter - Rust Remover, Soy Lotion, Trudy’s Pepper Relish.

 

Wild Ones  (Bldg. 2)         

Tim Lewis, Rockford, IL, 815-874-3468, for-wild.org

A non-profit organization that teaches people how to use native plants in their home or business landscapes.

 

Young Living  (Bldg. 2)    

Geri McNally, Cary, IL, 847-462-0936, gerimcn@yahoo.com

Sample Young Living essential oils & learn how to use them for sustainable wellness

 

Information Only (Bldg. 1)

Informational materials & samples from a variety of organizations & companies.

 

           

Food Booths (Outdoors)

 

Bread from the Heart       

Jacqueline Vasan, Western Springs, IL, 708-790-7983, breadfromtheheart.com

Organic, whole grain breads, cakes & cookies.                 

                                   

Corn roast

Chuck Perko, Pontiac, IL, 815-867-7283, perkychuck@gmail.com, enjoy an ear of corn or a sweet potato – classic healthy treats!

 

Dogs on the Run

Jerry Frana, Grand Detour, IL, prof_ret.jfrana@yahoo.com
Healthy hot dogs – no chemicals

 

 

Fiesta Palace                     

Sergio Alvarez, Mt. Morris, IL, 815-734-6105, jtencha@yahoo.com

Authentic Mexican food.

           

urb garden               

Derek Roller, IA, 319-325-3910

Organic local foods  & smoothies.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

2014 SPONSORS

Gold

Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation

The Rock River Times

Kickapoo Nature Conservancy

Silver

Ogle County Waste Management

Oregon Park District

Northern Public Radio

Radish Magazine

Blue

Byron Forest Preserve

Green

Patchwork Inn