The City of Champaign was a proud sponsor of the Land Connection Farmer’s Market debut season last summer in Downtown Champaign. The Farmer’s market ran Tuesday evenings from May to October. The market provided residents and employees in and around Downtown Champaign easy access to fresh local produce, crafts, prepared foods and many other items.
Solar Urbana Champaign is an exciting opportunity for Champaign County residents and businesses to receive significant discounts on the purchase and installation of solar panels. The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) has partnered with the City of Urbana and Straight Up Solar to organize a group bulk purchase of solar panels for Champaign County residents.
The City of Champaign celebrated becoming a Keep America Beautiful Certified Affiliate on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Keep America Beautiful (KAB) is a national non-profit dedicated to litter prevention, solid waste reduction and recycling and community beautification. Members of the Keep Champaign Beautiful Steering Committee participated in a final training workshop with KAB Director of Affiliate Development, Cecile Carson, to complete the eligibility requirements.
The City has partnered with Ameren Act On Energy to help make Champaign homes more energy efficient. The program offers FREE home energy audits and will boost Ameren's incentives for insulation and air sealing by an additional 20%. On average these incentives pay for nearly half of the project costs. This is one-time funding and it is given on a first come, first-served basis. If you are a Champaign resident of a single family or duplex property, call Ameren and sign up today!
Curious about bike commuting or want to make more trips by bike? Sign up for Bike to Work Day, May 14th or Bike to the Urbana Market Saturdays. Lots of great resources are available at www.c-ubike.org.
This year, all donations will go to building the 24.5 mile Kickapoo Rail Trail, connecting Urbana to Danville and Kickapoo State Park. It's going to be a great asset for recreation! Make a donation, get this sweet t-shirt!