Take Action to Protect the Environment!

  • Take action in support of amendments to the Illinois Wrongful Tree Cutting Act (HB5577) that would allow a conservation or preservation property owner to be adequately compensated for all of the damage done to a natural area by illegal logging. Click here to read more and take action!
  • HB5900/SB2965 takes a step towards addressing the decline in pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Pollinator deaths have been linked to an increase in the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which has also been show to be toxic to birds. This legislation bans the pesticide on public lands and in residential settings. Click here to read more and take action!
  • For small seed exchanges, industrial laws are overly onerous and interfere with the preservation of historic seeds. SB3130 would exempt these exchanges from industrial seed laws. Click here to read more and take action!

Partners for Parks and Wildlife

Partners for Parks and Wildlife (PPW) is a grassroots coalition that is dedicated to secure and increase funding for open space and park acquisition, natural area preservation, wildlife habitat protection and recreational opportunities in Illinois.

Learn More About Climate Change

The U.S. EPA's website on climate change does a great job providing basic scientific information on the topic and good tips on what each of us can do to address the problem.


One of the simplest ways to donate to the IEC is by contributing through EarthShare in your workplace charity campaign.