Reception highlights green partnership

A reception at Maldaner’s Restaurant in downtown Springfield Nov. 20 highlighted a partnership between Maldaner’s and LLCC. The LLCC Green Center’s Julie Rourke, director of workforce development, wrote for a grant from the Illinois Green Economy Network to provide solar panels on the rooftop of Maldaner’s. LLCC renewable energy students will use the panels for educational purposes, and Maldaner’s expects to reduce its carbon emissions by 20.1 tons per year.  Shown in the photo are Springfield Mayor Mike Houston, Julie Rourke, Mike Farmer of the City of Springfieldand Maldaner’s Chef/Owner Michael Higgins. 

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