Earth Day is every day at Illinois Green!
We’ve compiled a few actions to help you show your support for green buildings this Earth Day. We hope you join us in working to advance a resilient, healthy, and bright future for Illinois.
1) Show your support for the Clean Energy Jobs Act
In the next six weeks, lawmakers will consider a bold new comprehensive energy policy for Illinois that will have huge impacts on energy efficiency in buildings and ramp up renewable energy development. If passed this spring, it will put Illinois on the path to 100% renewable energy by 2050, cut carbon from the power sector by 2030, and create jobs and economic opportunity for every part of Illinois.
- Tell your legislator to support the Clean Energy Jobs Act.
- Attend Illinois Environmental Council’s Virtual Lobby Day.
- Learn what the bill supports and how it makes a difference for communities and climate.
2) Share the Neighborhood Power Project with a nonprofit
The Neighborhood Power Project, a collaboration between the Environmental Defense Fund, Elevate Energy, and Illinois Green Alliance, is dedicated to supporting nonprofit buildings meet their sustainable operations goals.
Our team provides pro-bono services to nonprofits to work towards building efficiency and sustainability, and promote environmental leadership in communities all over the city. Download the flyer and share with a community organization you know who could benefit from this program.
3) Explore our Energy Efficiency at Home resource page
Want to make improvements at home but don’t know where to start? Check out our energy efficiency resources page and stay tuned for the GreenBuilt Home Tour series later this summer.
4) Support the community through donations or volunteering
Organizations focusing on environmental justice:
- BIG: Blacks in Green
- Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
- Southeast Environmental Task Force
- Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reforms Organization
- People for Community Recovery
Local volunteer events & calendars:
- Earthday.org event map
- Alliance for the Great Lakes cleanups
- Forest Preserves of Cook County volunteer events
- My Block, My Hood, My City Earth Day 2021
- Earth Day Party for the Planet at Brookfield Zoo
- Friends of the Parks Earth Day Cleanups
- Americorps Project YES! Seeds of Service Volunteer Event
5) Become a member or support Illinois Green Alliance
We’re dedicated to making net zero buildings feasible, affordable, and commonplace. Support our work to make this vision a reality through membership, an individual donation, or sponsorship.