iBi - September 2008

Doug Oberhelman

Doug Oberhelman is a group president at Caterpillar Inc., responsible for the company’s human services, sustainable development functions and remanufacturing business.

Bauer Power

by Amy Groh
The recent addition of Bauer Power to the Peoria area is another step in the direction of making the Midwest—and the Peoria area—a haven for green, sustainable energy.

Chip Energy

by Emily Zulz and Jonathan Wright
With energy prices skyrocketing, America is looking for alternatives to reduce dependence on foreign oil, lower costs and help the environment. One local company plans to step into that niche with innovative products that run on recycled natural resources.

Firefly Energy’s New World

by Amy Groh
Firefly Energy, a spinoff of Caterpillar Inc. and the first resident of the Peoria NEXT Innovation Center, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new world headquarters on Galena Road in Peoria on Tuesday, August 12th.

How Far Should We Look In a Regional Plan?

by Terry Kohlbuss and John Chambers
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
It is essential that today’s plans make every effort to be sustainable by considering current and emerging trends, and how policies targeted specifically at land use, economic development, transportation and the environment will impact each other and the regional community as a whole.

Charting Our Course to a Greener Community

by Don Forrest
Farnsworth Group, Inc.
Sustainable practices and behaviors—whether in building design and construction, practicing green actions, reducing energy consumption, etc.—are fundamentally good.

Eating Sustainably

by Amy Groh
The sustainable food movement appears to be here to stay as our society becomes more conscious of taking care of the planet that supports our very lives.

Less is More

by Amy Groh
In a world in which we are constantly bombarded by information—be it educational or advertorial, useful or useless—it seems we need a way to deal with it.