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Severe Weather Everyday Environment Webinar

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Spring brings severe weather back to Illinois and the Midwest. Thunderstorms pack high winds, heavy rain, lightning, and potentially tornadoes. To learn more about these phenomena, join Extension Educator Duane Friend as he discusses types of thunderstorms and how they form, forms of lightning and what research is learning about lightning, and current research in tornadoes. 

Presenter: Duane Friend

The Series

The Everyday Environment Webinar Series is offered by University of Illinois Extension's Energy and Environmental Stewardship Team, and focuses on a different environmental topic each month. These webinars will both provide new information on natural resources and help you learn how to make small changes in your lifestyle to have a positive impact on the environment. There is never a shortage of new things to learn about your everyday environment! 

Registration is free. Please register for each individual webinar you are interested in attending at their respective registration link. Webinars are held on the second Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. Central Time. Other webinars in the series:

Radon: Is it Still an Issue?

January 14 | 1 PM CT

January is Radon Awareness month. Radon awareness, testing, and mitigation for homes has been discussed from many years. Why are we talking about it now? Is radon still an issue of concern in Illinois homes? Join EES Educator Stanley Solomon to learn why radon should still be a concern for Illinois residents. As the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers, radon continues to be the odorless, radioactive gas silently sneaking into many homes. Register at Presenter: Jay Solomon

Waste to Renewable Energy

February 11 | 1 PM CT

Anaerobic digestion technology is used as a solution to divert food waste from the landfill. Farmers also utilize the technology to capture methane emissions associated with the management of liquid manures. Join University of Illinois Extension Environmental and Energy Stewardship Educator Ashley Belle to learn how renewable energy is produced from organic waste materials. This webinar will cover the digestion process, steps for operating optimal digestion systems, and the current status of agricultural anaerobic digesters in the US. Register at: Presenter: Ashley Belle

Accommodation: If you will need an accommodation in order to participate, please email the presenter for the event. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.