Sustainability Center



Kim Hankins or Tish Powell
(815) 479-7765

Great Lakes Bioneers McHenry County Speaker Series

Join us each February as we host our speakers series as a vehicle for connecting the public and MCC employees and students to cutting edge environmental topics and their impact on our local economy and our community!

The speaker series is free and open to the public. No registration required. All sessions are at 7 p.m. in MCC's Luecht Conference Center in Building B located on Main Campus in Crystal Lake.

2015 Great Lakes Bioneers McHenry County Speaker Series

Sarah Wochos

February 11, 2015: Solar Energy for the Homeowner

Sarah Wochos, Environmental Law and Policy Center Midwest Co-Legislative Director

Sarah will be discussing the status of the solar industry including costs and financing, bulk purchase and community solar options, and renewable energy credits.

Dr. Donald J. Wuebbles

February 18, 2015: Our Changing Climate: the 2014 US National Climate Assessment

Dr. Donald J. Wuebbles, School of Earth, Society and Environment University of Illinois

Dr. Wuebbles has authored over 400 peer-reviewed scientific articles mostly relating to atmospheric chemistry and climate change issues. He also shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the international Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and recently served as a member of the team leading the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment.

Jeanne Nolan

February 25, 2015: From the Ground Up

Jeanne Nolan, Author of From the Ground Up: A Food Grower’s Education in Life, Love, and the Movement That’s Changing the Nation

From the Ground Up is an inspiring story for everyone who's ever dreamed of growing the food they eat. Jeanne is the founder of The Organic Gardener Ltd. and a well-known educator, author and consultant. Her articles have been featured in Food & Wine, Woman's Day, Shape, The Chicago Tribune, Parade and other national publications.

2014 Great Lakes Bioneers McHenry County Speaker Series

Bioneers Speaker Series Video Archive

About Bioneers

"Bioneers" are social and scientific innovators developing solutions for a more sustainable world. Learn all about the National Bioneers, their work and their annual conference at

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 National Bioneers Conference DVDs available for loan at MCC Library. For more information, call the MCC Sustainability Center at (815) 479-7765