Now is the time to put Chicago on the path towards a carbon-positive future in a way that improves the health, economy and social well-being of every resident in every neighborhood.

To do so, the Illinois Green Alliance was inspired by Project Drawdown to bring “no-regrets” carbon drawdown solutions to all neighborhoods in Chicago – and throughout Illinois.

These “no-regrets” actions will improve well-being, create jobs, restore the environment, enhance security, generate resilience, and advance human health. By implementing these technological, social, and ecological solutions across Chicago’s communities, they will help put us on the path to reversing climate change and drawing down carbon from our atmosphere.

Examples of carbon drawdown strategies include:

Learn more about drawdown strategies for Buildings and Cities here! View the entire list of 100 drawdown strategies here!

Connect with an Illinois Green Alliance Climate Action Ambassador to learn what you can do to lower your emissions at home, work, and in your community.