Renewable Energy & Sustainable Lifestyle Fair

Come join us for the 18th annual fair on Saturday, August 10th from 9:00 till 5:00
at the Byron Forest Preserve Jarrett Center (7993 N. River Rd., Byron, IL)
Adults $5
Youth, children & IREA members Free




Energy Keynote Speaker

David McEllis, Government Affairs Representative at the Environmental Law and Policy Center. Previously served as Senior Legislative Counsel in the Office of the Illinois Senate President and was lead Senate Democratic staffer for the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee, and the Senate Labor Committee.

Illinois Renewable Energy Opportunities and Next Steps (9:30)

Sustainability Keynote Speaker

Steve John, Co-founder and executive director of the nonprofit Agricultural Watershed Institute.  AWI’s mission is to conduct research and educational programs on practices and policies that improve water quality, maintain or restore ecosystem health, and conserve land and water resources in agricultural watersheds. Also on the Steering Committee of Green Lands Blue Waters.

The Perennial Biomass Initiative: Scientist—Stakeholder collaboration for the next landscape transformation (12:00)


Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation

Our mission is to improve energy efficiency, advance the development and use of renewable energy resources, and protect natural areas and wildlife habitat in communities all across Illinois.

Ogle County Waste Management

A resource of information on local landfills;

how to recycle; and environmental events in our area.

Blue Wave Solar

Protecting the planet by transforming access to renewable energy

Workshops                                                          Booths

Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.