Programs with schools and students are one way Illinois Green Alliance is reaching out and sharing carbon drawdown strategies in communities.

Through the following programs, Illinois Green can help you take action with the students and at the schools in your community. Work with students to plan a project about carbon drawdown strategies, or learn more about what you can share and do at a school building to help make them more efficient and promote sustainability to their student body.


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.


Green Ribbon Schools

Illinois Green Alliance supports the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) in recognizing schools that have active programs and are dedicated to promoting and education about sustainability. Check out this page for more information about the requirements for Green Ribbon Schools and the application process.


Explore Green Career Profiles

There are a wide range of green building and sustainability careers. Explore different career pathways by checking out our green career profiles.


Green Schools Resources

Additional resources to help you green your school coming soon!


Want more information about programs with schools? Get in touch! Contact Liz Wimmer at


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.


What’s New

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