Illinois Green Alliance is partnering with churches, neighborhood associations, local business groups and homeowners to advance sustainability initiatives that not only strengthen communities, but also save people money.

You can take action in your own home to advance carbon drawdown by making small but efficient changes such as using a smart thermostat to save energy or installing energy efficient LED light bulbs. You can also improve the health and resiliency of your neighborhood by supporting transit-oriented development and community solar initiatives. Learn more about what you can do in your own home or get involved to volunteer and promote sustainability in your neighborhood.


Green Apple Day of Service

Parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations work together to transform schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service events. Register a school project or volunteer to help out at a school near you.


GreenBuilt Home Tour

Volunteer, recommend a home or plan to attend the annual two-day event that provides a chance for the public to see the latest in green design and technology from Northern Illinois’ finest builders, designers and homeowners.


Smart Meters & Home Energy Efficiency

Smart technology and utility energy efficiency programs can help you save money in your own home. To learn how you can make your home more energy efficient or request an Energy Efficiency Ambassador to speak in your community, contact Liz Kuehn. (, 312-245-8300 ext. 204)


Volunteer with Illinois Green Alliance

Visit our volunteer page to learn about all of the ways you can get involved.


What’s New

Check out upcoming events and the latest press release related to carbon drawdown in your community.