IEC EnviroNews (Spring 2014)

  • Spring report
  • List of upcoming events
  • Illinois moving on climate ready water infrastructure
  • Report on protecting Illinois wildlife
  • New farmers’ market rules
  • Report on the Urban Flooding Awareness Act
  • Removing of mandated coal education program
  • Keeping microbeads out of the Great Lakes
  • Report on increasing open spaces
  • The benefits of clean energy in Illinois

Tags: Water; Wildlife; Farmers’ Market; Coal; Microbeads; Great Lakes; Open Space; Clean Energy

IEC EnviroNews (Summer 2014)

  • Legislative report
  • Illinois is the first state to ban microbeads
  • Protecting of Illinois’ wildlife
  • Energy issues in Illinois
  • Review of veto session

Tags: Water; Urban Flooding; Microbeads; Clean Water Initiative; Wildlife; Bobcat; Energy; Coal; Power Plants; Climate Change; Farmers’ Market; Recycling; Organic; Illiana; Pollution; Open Space

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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 was once a great resource for basic scientific information on the topic and we look forward to the day that it is again. Until then, the City of Chicago is making sure its citizens have access to research and information.


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