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Posted on: January 6, 2011

[ARCHIVED] MOTHER EARTH NEWS names Elgin to "Great Places you've (Maybe) Never Heard of'" List

Elgin has earned a spot on Mother Earth News’ fifth annual “Great Places You’ve (Maybe) Never Heard Of” list. Mother Earth News, the leading magazine dedicated to sustainable living, features six communities in its February-March issue, on sale Jan. 25.
“We are excited to be recognized by Mother Earth News, a pioneer in the sustainability movement, for our community-wide commitment to sustainability,” says Elgin Mayor Ed Schock.
The bi-monthly magazine, with a circulation of more than 450,000 readers and a robust website,, features The City in the Suburbs’ quality of life and accessibility.
“Elgin shows how a town of any size can transform from an industrial past to a green future through a commitment to sustainability,” says Alison Rogers, assistant editor for the magazine. “Mother Earth News focuses on cool things you can do to live wisely and create community, and we think our readers will identify with a place like Elgin.”
The magazine’s annual Great Places list serves “as a fun way to recognize cities and towns that demonstrate positive civic energy, invest in the local economy and develop meaningful initiatives for the environment,” according to Rogers.
Other cities making this year’s list are Huntsville, Ala.; Louisville, Ky.; Carrboro, N.C.; Fredericksburg, Texas; and Floyd, Va.

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