Celebrate the longest day of the year by embracing the power of solar energy at a Summer Solstice Social on Wednesday, June 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at McDonald Farm in Naperville.
The Social is co-sponsored by The Conservation Foundation, the Illinois Solar Energy Association, and the Resiliency Institute, and will highlight new technologies at the Farm from this amazing renewable resource.
Visitors will enjoy a presentation on the value of solar energy by a solar ambassador and learn about The Conservation Foundation’s solar panels mounted on the barn roof. After a quick tour of the panels and other eco-friendly features such as the wind turbine that are part of the 60-acre headquarters, visitors can enjoy light refreshments and socialize with other solar enthusiasts. See also a permaculture demonstration garden at the Farm.
The evening is topped off with the greatest show of all: the sunset marking the beginning of the Earth’s rotation from its furthest point from the equator, onward toward the winter solstice when daylight is the shortest before the cycle continues again. We will event have a telescope available for some stargazing. What a great way to celebrate the summer solstice!
The Conservation Foundation is one of the region’s oldest and largest not-for-profit land and watershed conservation organizations. Since it was founded in 1972, TCF has helped preserve nearly 33,000 acres of open space, restored and cleaned miles of rivers and streams, and educated thousands of kids by engaging them in nature and the outdoors. Work is focused in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties to preserve and restore nature in your neighborhood. Find out more at theconservationfoundation.org.
The Resiliency Institute uses permaculture education, growing food security projects, and community engagement to build resilient communities. Find more details at http://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/
Registration will be capped at 30, so sign up now!