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,    

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


Ailey Solar (Bldg 2)

Dorian Breuer, Chicago, IL, 773-245-3912, 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,

Fresh organic produce.


Books on First (Bldg. 1)

Larry Dunphy, Dixon, IL, 815-285-2665,

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


Clean Line Energy Partners (Bldg 1)

Hans Detweiler, Chicago, IL, 773-326-7209,

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, Job training for post high school non graduates.        


D-Wall Construction (Bldg. 3)

Bill Dobson, Hinckley, IL, 815-286-3970,        

Builds energy efficient & healthy homes.


Davis Caves (Bldg 2)

Marty Davis, Atlanta, IL, 877-237-3138, 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,  

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,   

Installer of PV systems.


Habi-Tek  (Bldg. 2)

Tom DeBates, Geneva, IL, 630-262-8193,  

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


Heartland Criations (Bldg 1)

Kathy Albert, Rio, IL, 309-368-7354,

Luxurious, soft, hypo-allergenic alpaca fiber products.


Heavenly Winds (Bldg. 2)

Dale & Jeanette Balder, Compton, IL, 815-631-2970,

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,

Bimonthly magazine for solar, wind, hydro.


Illinois Environmental Council (Bldg. 2)

Tamika Gibson, Springfield, IL,

Environmental community’s eyes and ears in Springfield.


Illinois Green Party  (Bldg. 2)    

David Black, Belvidere, IL, 815-871-8991,

Advancing Green Party values & candidates.


Illinois Renewable Energy Association (Bldg. 1)    

Sonia Vogl, Oregon, IL, 815-732-7332,

Supports sustainable energy & lifestyle in Illinois.


Joyful Giraffe, the (Bldg 2)

Kate Becvar, Oswego, IL,

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


Juice Plus (Bldg. 2)          

Judy Fulmer, Melrose Park, IL, 847-846-4556,

Whole food nutrition - fruits & vegetables; plant tower.


Kreider Secure Recycling Services (Outdoors)

Becky Reilly, Dixon, IL,

Recycling corn, cans & electronic


Lake Land College (Bldg. 1)

Adra Baldwin, Mattoon, IL, 217-234-5057,

Green jobs training in renewable energy & sustainable energy.


Midwest Renewable Energy Association (Bldg. 2)

Kevin Kowalski, Custer, WI,

Promote the Power Pack Program that is being run in IL


Nachusa Grasslands (Bldg. 1)

Franklin Grove, IL,

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,

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),

Where you learn something new every day.

Serving northern Illinois & southern Wisconsin.


Ogle Co Democrats  (Bldg. 2)  

Jim Bryant,   

Promoting awareness of Democrats & their energy polices.


Oregon Public Schools (Bldg 2)

Erin McMaster, Oregon, IL,

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,

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,

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


Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (Bldg. 1)

Oregon, IL,

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


Radish Magazine  (Bldg 1))        

Rachel Griffiths, Moline, IL, 309-757-8380,

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,

High qua;ity garden tools & organic gardening supplies.


Red Buffalo Nursery  (Bldg. 2)  

Jack & Maureen Kaskel, Hebron, IL, 815-648-4838,

Provide quality native plants for restorations and gardens.


Rock River Times, The (Bldg. 1)          

Frank Schier, Rockford, IL,      

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


Rock RIver Trail (Bldg. 1)

Frank Schier, Rockford, IL,

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,

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,

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


Shaklee  (Bldg. 2) 

Jill Horn, Dixon, IL, 815-441-3959,

#1 all natural health & wellness company.


Simply Prairies (Outdoors)       

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

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,

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


Sun Ovens (Outdoors)

Paul Munsen, Elburn, IL,  630-208-7273,

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,

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,

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



Welz Farm  (Outdoors)                

Dave & Sheryl Welz, Monroe, WI, 608-325-7282,

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,

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,

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,

Organic, whole grain breads, cakes & cookies.                 


Corn roast

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


Dogs on the Run

Jerry Frana, Grand Detour, IL,
Healthy hot dogs – no chemicals



Fiesta Palace                     

Sergio Alvarez, Mt. Morris, IL, 815-734-6105,

Authentic Mexican food.


urb garden               

Derek Roller, IA, 319-325-3910

Organic local foods  & smoothies.







Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation

The Rock River Times

Kickapoo Nature Conservancy


Ogle County Waste Management

Oregon Park District

Northern Public Radio

Radish Magazine


Byron Forest Preserve


Patchwork Inn