39 Illinois Schools Recognized for their Sustainability Projects

Since October 2022, participating schools across Illinois have been hard at work identifying, planning, and implementing low-to-no cost sustainability projects for their schools and communities through the Illinois Green Schools Project. As the school year comes to a close, we want to thank all who were involved and reflect on the achievements and impact of your work. Nearly 1,800…

Submit a Program Proposal for our 2023 Education Calendar!

October 21, 2022

Illinois Green Alliance’s Programs Committee is excited to announce a call for education program proposals to enhance our 2023 event calendar!  We seek to increase industry knowledge on the…

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Auxiliary Board Applications Open Now

October 18, 2022

Applications are open now for the Auxiliary Board – Illinois Green Alliance’s volunteer committee for young & emerging professionals in sustainability. Apply for the 2023 Auxiliary Board…

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Mayor’s New Report Outlines 26 Building Decarb Recommendations

October 13, 2022

On October 13, the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office released the Building Decarbonization Working Group Report. The 26 equity-focused policy and program recommendations center on…

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17th Annual Emerald Awards for Green Building in Illinois Announced

September 30, 2022

2022 Awardees Reflect the Leadership of Municipalities and Nonprofits in Net Zero Buildings Chicago, IL – Illinois Green Alliance announced the recipients of this year’s…

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Volunteer with Illinois Green! Applications Open Now.

August 17, 2022

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…

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The Proposed Chicago Energy Transformation Code, Explained

June 30, 2022

Illinois Green congratulates Mayor Lightfoot & the Chicago Department of Buildings on the introduction of the 2022 Chicago Energy Transformation Code. The proposed code goes…

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Meet our Summer Interns

June 21, 2022

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,…

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Celebrating Net Zero Buildings Week

June 16, 2022

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…

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Celebrating the Illinois Green Schools Project Mentors

May 26, 2022

This past school year, nearly 50 volunteers from Illinois’ green building community mentored a school in designing and implementing a sustainability project as part of…

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Meet our Spring Communications Intern: Clare Zhang

May 25, 2022

Clare is a sophomore at Northwestern University studying journalism and data science. She is serving as the Communications Intern for Illinois Green Alliance for the…

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