2018 Sponsors

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Thank you to our generous sponsors who help make the annual Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo a success!  Please visit their booths to learn about all the great work these organizations are doing in our community.

Town of Normal Bike Share 309

Bike Share 309 is Normal-Bloomington’s public bike sharing system sponsored by the Town of Normal and Advocate BroMenn and powered by Zagster.  It’s quick, easy, and affordable! Whether for leisure or transportation, Bike Share 309 gives YOU the opportunity to easily explore our community – with a quick touch of your phone. Download the Zagster app and you’re on your way.  Zagtser bikes are a fun step-through model with a bell and front and rear pedal-powered lights to keep you safe while riding.

With Bike Share 309, you have access to 47 bikes across 9 stations! Ride hourly for $1/half hour or take advantage of the $30 annual membership. Annual memberships include one free hour per ride!  Discounted memberships are available for students, faculty and staff at the local universities and community college.  For more information, come visit us at our Expo booth or  visit our website, www.normal.org/bikeshare309.  Try Bike Share 309 for free by entering the promo code “Bike309Hour” and take an hour ride on us!


StraightUp Solar 

StraightUp Solar is a Better Business Bureau A+ rated, turn-key solar PV installer, with NABCEP PV Installation™ and PV Technical Sales™ professionals on staff, in addition to an in-house Master Electrician. Headquartered in St. Louis with offices in Bloomington and Swansea, Illinois, StraightUp Solar recently celebrated a decade of experience with 10+ megawatts (MW) of solar energy installations located at homes, schools, & businesses throughout the region. StraightUp Solar is a Certified Benefit Corporation, a member-owner in the Amicus Solar Cooperative, and is active in the leadership of the Illinois Solar Energy Association and the Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association.


Republic Services 

Solid Waste and Recycling Services, Electronic Waste Recycling, Universal Waste Recycling




Russ Rybicki, AIF®, SharePower Responsible Investing

Russ Rybicki is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® specializing in Socially & Environmentally Responsible Investing. He has over 15 years of financial advisory experience helping individuals and businesses work toward their financial goals, while using sound investment strategies that support the values that are important to his clients. It is possible to strive to reach your financial goals without investing in the worst environmental polluters or companies that have poor human rights’ records. Russ will sit down with you to help you clarify your goals, values, and risk tolerance using the Triple Bottom Line: People, Profit and Planet. Securities offered through Registered Representatives of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory Services through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. Cambridge and SharePower Responsible Investing Inc.™ are not affiliated.


Zimmerman & Armstrong Investment Advisors, Inc.




The GFWC Bloomington-Normal Junior Women’s Club

The Bloomington-Normal Junior Woman’s Club is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and is a non-profit organization created to assist the Bloomington-Normal community with its volunteer and fundraising efforts. The BNJWC strives to improve the quality of our community through the efforts of a vibrant and dynamic group of women.  The Club organizes service projects and fundraising events, dispersing the proceeds to local and national charities.  The Club focuses on the arts, conservation, education, home life (including health issues), international outreach, and public issues (including Veterans).  



Connect Transit

Connect Transit provides safe, reliable transportation and access to opportunity to strengthen and enrich individual lives, our community, the economy and the environment.



Midwest Fiber

Central Illinois’ largest full-service recycler serving areas including Bloomington, Champaign, Urbana, Decatur, Peoria and Springfield IL, and Terre Haute, IN Midwest Fiber Recycling specializes in helping customers reduce waste costs, increase efficiencies, and maximize dollars earned on their recyclable materials.


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