Solar Summit at PSC Calls for Region to ‘Become Solar Ready’ [10/03/2017]
Prairie State College (PSC) recently hosted a Solar Summit, “Become Solar Ready,” as part of an ongoing effort on behalf of the campus community, surrounding community members and the South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium (SMHEC). The goal of the effort is to make Chicago Southland the greenest, most resilient region. Welcoming panelists to the college were representatives from the summit’s co-sponsoring organizations, including Allessandra Kummelehne (seated, right), PSC’s sustainability coordinator, and K.C. Doyle (standing, third from left) from the Cook County Department of Environmental Control; and (standing, from fifth from left) Genny Boesen from SMHEC, Stephenie Presseller from Moraine Valley Community College, and Edith Makra from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. Panelists included (standing, from left) Jon Carson, founder and managing partner of Trajectory Energy Partners; Vito Greco, senior manager of Solar Programs for Elevate Energy; and Laura Oakleaf, legislative coordinator for the Cook County Department of Environmental Control; and (seated, from left) Scott A. Vogt, vice president for Energy Acquisition; Michael Borkowski, founder and a managing member of the Community Power Group; and Samantha Bluemer, energy and conservation specialist for Will County.