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DOWNTOWN WEST

Rockford Mass Transit District Downtown Transfer Center - 501 W State St

Nordloff Center - 118 N Main St

Hart Interim Library - 214 N Church St

Region 1 Planning Council - 313 N Main St

Rockford Roasting Company - 206 N Main ST

 

DOWNTOWN WEST SCHEDULE

9/28/19

10 AM - 3 PM (stop in any time)

MAKE YOUR OWN GROCERY BAGS

Upcycle your old tee shirts into re-usable grocery bags in the Rockford Public Library's Maker Lab!  Try out a lifehack that transforms old tee shirts into re-usable grocery bags. Volunteers from the Rockford Sustainability Summit will show you how to do this simple and fantastic craft on the sewing machines in the Maker Lab. Meet Leon, Maker Lab coordinator and learn about the other tools and machines we have for use in the lab. 

Hart Interim Library - 214 N Church St

10 AM - 6 PM (drop-in)

INTERACTIVE EXPO

Region 1 Planning Council and its Environmental Committee, made of more than 20 local agencies, are hosting an interactive expo to share how they are both collaboratively and simultaneously influencing environmental matters that impact your daily life. Stop in to help build a responsible transportation system, learn how to make your voice heard in the public planning process, and engage with various educational booths.

Region 1 Planning Council - 313 N Main St

10 AM - 6 PM (open house)

RMTD - DOWNTOWN TRANSFER CENTER
WATER STATION

RMTD invites summit attendees to stop by our newly renovated transit center at 501 W. State any time during the day. Come and refill your water bottle, attend an informational session or simply pop in and get acquainted with your public transportation provider. We are here to serve you.

10 AM - 6 PM (drop-in)

WATER

Free water. Just bring your reusable water bottle and fill it up here. Need some caffeine or cold beverage? Get a discount if you bring your own mug/to-go cup.
Rockford Roasting Company - 206 N Main St

11 AM - 11:30 AM

RMTD'S HYBRID ELECTRIC BUSES

RMTD will host a brief discussion and informational session on the purchase and delivery of our new, hybrid electric vehicles. RMTD will take delivery of 5 hybrid electric powered buses in early 2020.  From reduced emissions to saving energy, the introduction of these vehicles to our fleet will have a positive impact on our community now and in the years to come.
Rockford Mass Transit District Downtown Transfer Center - 501 W State St

11:30 AM - 1 PM

FILM SCREENING: LIVING THE CHANGE

The Film Living the Change (Antoinette Wilson, Jordan Osmond 2018) "explores solutions to the global crises we face today through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainble and regenerative way." 

Nordlof Center - 118 N Main St

2 PM - 3:30 PM

CHAT AND CHILL

Stop by anytime and chat about biking in Rockford.  Who’s going to lead the discussion? Is a facilitator necessary or can we all just talk? Let’s figure it out. Come find out.
Rockford Roasting Company - 206 N Main St

2:30 PM - 6 PM

FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION: TOMORROW

Watch the film Tomorrow (Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent, 2015) and participate in a panel discussion about local sustainable food practices. 

Nordloff Center - 118 N Main St

3:30 PM - 4 PM

RMTD'S HYBRID ELECTRIC BUSES

RMTD will host a brief discussion and informational session on the purchase and delivery of our new, hybrid electric vehicles. RMTD will take delivery of 5 hybrid electric powered buses in early 2020.  From reduced emissions to saving energy, the introduction of these vehicles to our fleet will have a positive impact on our community now and in the years to come.
Rockford Mass Transit District Downtown Transfer Center - 501 W State St

4 PM - 5:30 PM

HERE'S THE TOPIC

Here’s the topic: technology, economy, education, transportation, food system. Discuss amongst yourself. Enjoy a beverage with a friend. Meet people who are trying to find the answers to the same topic.
Hint - check out the documentry at the Nordlof showing at 2:30 pm
Rockford Roasting Company - 206 N Main St