Volunteer with Illinois Green! Applications Open Now.

Are you a green building expert who wants to make an impact in your community? Illinois Green’s offers two opportunities to connect and share your knowledge as a building mentor: Green Schools Mentor Sustainable Facilities Mentor Volunteers in these programs complete hands-on projects and share knowledge to advance sustainability in all building types. Last year over 100 green…

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Meet our Summer Interns

Eric Epstein Communications Intern Eric is a rising senior at Northwestern University studying journalism, psychology, and integrated marketing communications. Eric co-founded the Northwestern Surf Club, with the mission of establishing a diverse and welcoming community of students who love to surf on Lake Michigan and are passionate about conserving its aquatic ecosystems. As the communications…

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Celebrating Net Zero Buildings Week

It’s our mission to make net zero buildings feasible, affordable, and commonplace in Illinois. To support this goal, we’re joining the New Buildings Institute in celebrating Net Zero Buildings Week! In celebration, we’re introducing new resources, case studies, and a state of net zero in Illinois survey to advance the building industry. Join us by…

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Black Lives Matter: A Statement from the Illinois Green Board of Directors

Dear Community, We mourn the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless innocent Black and Brown Men and Women that have long suffered socio-economic and racial injustices.  We condemn the systemic racism that contributes to disproportionate targeting of community members affected by violent policing, inequitable community services, and degraded…

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