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Sustainability Forum

According to Webster's Dictionary:


-able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed

-involving methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources

-able to last or continue for a long time


Our Partners in Sustainability:

Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District

Fire Chariot LLC

Rochelle Foods

Evensol LLC

Carbongreen, LLC


Rochelle has made quite some effort to be renewable and progressive.  RMU just completed a 312 kW PhotoVoltaic Solar Plant west of the Water Treatment Plant which is performing very well, even through the winter months.

RMU has been encouraged recently by recognition of its actions on the business justification of its solar plant as well as its committment to cogen methan re-use (Bio-Gas) re-use at the City's landfill.

Rochelle businesses are engaged in sustainability efforts as presented at various service club events.

The purpose of the Sustainability Forum is to explore ideas and review the top related sustainability policies, programs and projects that have improved the economies of local governments.  The goal of Rochelle's Sustainability Forum is to connect local government, constituents and utility customers to solutions for economic growth and a sustainable future.  

Media coverage:

Rockford Register Star 


pdf "How electric vehicles and renewable energy will interact together through the grid" (3.86 MB)

Kevin B. Martin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Northern Illinois University
Department of Technology
Faculty Associate, Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy

For more information, contact Dan Westin at 815-561-2050 or

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