Science Rising is a nationwide mobilization effort taking place throughout 2018 in the run-up to the midterm elections. It is not a one-day march—it is a series of local activities, events, and actions organized by many different groups.

Our shared goal is to ensure that science is front-and-center in the decision-making processes that affect us all—and to fight back against efforts that sideline science from its crucial role in our democracy.

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Champaign County Environmental Town Hall

September 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Union of Concerned Scientists and the Science Policy Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite you to a town hall to discuss the future of renewable energy, clean jobs, and the environment in Illinois.

The town hall will feature:
• State Senator Scott Bennett, 52nd state senate district, Illinois
• Scott Tess, environmental sustainability manager, City of Urbana
• Rev. Cindy Shepherd, Central Illinois outreach director, Faith in Place
• Tim Montague, solar energy expert, Continental Electric Construction Company

Illinois passed historic clean energy legislation in 2016 with the Future Energy Jobs Bill, but many challenges remain in the urgent transition toward a clean energy economy. Now is the opportunity to share your vision for the future of clean energy in Illinois.


Beckman Institute – Auditorium/Rm 1025
405 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801 United States
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