You can take action in your own home or at your apartment or condo building to advance carbon drawdown strategies!

Making small but efficient changes such as using a smart thermostat to save energy or installing energy efficient LED light bulbs can save energy and money on your utility bills. 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 and volunteer to promote sustainability in your neighborhood.

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.

Energy Efficiency at Home

Smart technology and energy efficiency programs can help you save money in your home.

Green Resident Engagement Program

Using a toolkit to engage residents about sustainability, Illinois Green volunteers support affordable housing buildings to make small changes that help create a residential culture that supports social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Want more information about programs with residential green buildings? Get in touch! Contact Ashley Marinko –

Volunteer with Illinois Green Alliance

Fill out our volunteer interest survey and visit our volunteer page to learn about all of the ways you can get involved.