An Epic Challenge for the Green Building Community:

Help bring no-regrets carbon drawdown strategies to Chicago neighborhoods and beyond with your passion and expertise. It’s time to put Chicago on the path towards a carbon-positive future in a way that improves the health, economy and social wellbeing of every resident in every neighborhood. To do so, we will implement carbon drawdown strategies by leveraging the passion, expertise and resources of Illinois’ green building professionals in projects that engage more people and communities. Chicago’s experience will help inform and motivate other communities around Illinois, and the world, on how they can take action to make their communities carbon neutral, and as a result, healthier, greener places to live, work and play.


Our four-year goals:

  • Engage 3,500 Chicago buildings in adopting one or more carbon drawdown strategies
  • Ally with partners in every Chicago community to advance resiliency and livability at neighborhood-scales
  • Train 30,000 people to socialize and advance carbon drawdown strategies throughout Illinois


Read the full Strategic Plan here.

View a map of our strategic plan impact to date here.