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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 area.

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 officials.

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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