20th Anniversary Campaign

Make an impact for the next 20 years of green building

What your gift supports:
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Making professional education accessible

We want to keep our professional education webinars free for everyone, all year long. Your support provides accessible education to green building professionals and students.



Education fundraising goal: $10,000

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Bringing sustainability to Illinois schools

42 schools have joined the 2022-23 cohort of the Illinois Green Schools Project. Your donation provides financial support for classrooms to complete a sustainability project at their school.

Green Schools fundraising goal: $20,000

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Advancing green building policy

We will increase our capacity to support the implementation of CEJA and promote City of Chicago building decarbonization policy by connecting decision-makers with building professionals.

Policy fundraising goal: $10,000

Be an ambassador of Illinois Green's mission — find your engagement opportunity:

Start a peer-to-peer campaign

Take your impact further by becoming a peer-to-peer fundraiser! Set your fundraising goal, share your story, and ask for donations! Top fundraisers receive a prize + free one-year membership. Learn more about setting up your campaign.

Create a company giveback with your staff

Give back by engaging your team in philanthropy! Start your company's campaign page towards our work, match employees' gifts, and cultivate stewardship at an office holiday party or event!

Join our leadership circle

This exclusive membership opportunity is for industry leaders who give $500 or more annually towards Illinois Green’s mission. Leadership Circle Members provide critical support towards the growth of Illinois Green, and are valued partners in advancing the green building community in Illinois.

20 Years of Green Building Advancement

Learn more about Illinois Green's 20 year history, and the legacy of action in the green building community.

2002

Founded by a group of passionate green building advocates

2003

The Center for Green Technology in Chicago, the first LEED Platinum municipal building in the world, became a signature project and living laboratory.

2009

Supported the passage of the Illinois Green Buildings Act, which requires all new state buildings to meet LEED Silver.

2012

Illinois was recognized as the state with more LEED square footage per capita than any other state.

2013

Supported the passage and implementation of the Chicago energy benchmarking ordinance.

2016

The 2016-2020 strategic plan, called the Epic Challenge, built on our experience with LEED to bring green building experience to more buildings and neighborhoods.


2020

The Neighborhood Power Project launched to assist community oriented buildings with sustainability operations.

2020

The Illinois Green Schools Project launched to engage students and classrooms around green building.

2021

Launched our 2021 - 2025 Strategic Plan, focused on making net zero buildings feasible, affordable, and commonplace through education, policy, and support for existing buildings.

Donate to our 20th Anniversary Campaign