Other VOF news
Need a speaker?
Do you belong to a community group that needs a speaker?
Or perhaps you know civic leaders who can use some help
dealing with the suburban sprawl that is overrunning our
The VOF can help.
The VOF has just produced two new PowerPoint presentations about
sprawl and global warming. Each runs about 60-90 minutes.
The sprawl presentation focuses on Smart Growth, a set of
principles developed by city planners, architects, and civic
leaders to minimize the impact of suburban sprawl on
communities. The presentation can be viewed by the general
public and is also designed to be a useful tool for city
The global warming show presents the facts known about the
phenomenon and then discusses what is known about those
areas that are still in controversy. Prominent strategies
for dealing with this issue are discussed, as well as action
that has begun worldwide.
We are looking for groups that wish to view these
presentations, including civic groups, school functions,
church groups, local governmental boards and officials, or
anyone who is interested. Please help us spread the word.
To schedule a showing, please contact: Craig Zabel, P.O. Box
540, Sugar Grove, IL 60554; or
What district am I in?
The VOF has three maps that will let you know:
'The Fox': His legacy lives on
He called himself "The Fox," and in the 1970s he
became an almost mythical figure nationwide in the early
environmental movement. Unlike harder-edged activists, he
never caused irreparable damage or put lives at risk. "The
Fox," Jim Phillips of Aurora, died in 2001.
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