Green Communities hosts a 'Mayoral Candidates' Forum'

BlackHawk Sierra Club will host a “Mayoral Candidates’ Forum on the Environment” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28, at the Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St., Rockford.

Invited speakers are the three mayoral candidates: Democratic Mayor Doug Scott, Republican Gloria Cardenas Cudia, and independent Larry Morrissey. This is a chance for all three candidates to share their environmental vision with concerned citizens of Rockford.

The planned schedule is:

7:30-8 p.m.—Presentation of Green Communities Environmental Vision Project

8-8:05 p.m.—Introduction of candidates

8:05-8:20 p.m.—Five-minute introductory comments from the candidates

8:20-9:15 p.m.—Questions and answers—questions to be submitted by Sierra Club members prior to the forum.

9:15-9:30 p.m.—Closing statements from the candidates.

The program will begin with a video about the Green Communities Environmental Vision Project. Recommendations include “10 Action Steps for a Greener Community,” i.e., protecting rivers, creeks, and ground water, controlling urban sprawl, transportation including bike paths and walking trails, redevelopment of the urban core, environmental education, parks and recreation, and use of alternative energy.

For info, contact Stanley Campbell, conservation chairman, at (815) 964-7111.

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