There’s more than one drought choking the country. On Capitol Hill, there’s a drought of ideas – and compassion – about farmers, rural America and the needy.
Winds farms are dotting the landscape across Illinois, and now wind energy is working its way into school curriculum. A new Illinois Wind Energy Program is being offered in three Central Illinois school districts, including Cuba Middle-Senior High in Fulton County. The program is free of charge through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
This semester's Sustainability Brownbaggers at Western Illinois University will begin by focusing on food-related issued.
Timothy Collins, Assistant Director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at WIU, helped organize the series. He said the first brownbagger is titled “Local Food Possibilities and Issues.”