Virtual Environmental Leadership Gala

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020: Connect with the Illinois Environmental Community.

Clean air.
Clean water.
open space.

Join us to advance public policies that create healthy environments across Illinois.

Since
1975

IEC brings together the Illinois environmental community to influence decision makers
and ensure clean air, clean water and healthy communities.

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IEC coordinates our over 90 affiliate member organizations to share resources, mobilize supporters
and respond quickly to the most pressing issues facing the environment in Illinois.

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Learn more about IEC, including our history & mission, our staff and our vision for Illinois.

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Read what IEC staff, our affiliates & decision makers are writing about environmental issues.

bUILDING A CLEANER, HEALTHIER ILLINOIS

Help us protect the air we breathe,
the water we drink, and the places that make our state special.

addressing the most urgent issues

Clean Water

Illinois has abundant water resources that need protecting and infrastructure that requires updating.

Energy

IEC works on many issues related to the energy sector, including growing energy efficiency & clean energy.

Conservation

Open space in Illinois is disappearing due to the rapid spread of urbanization and development.

Environmental Justice

COMING SOON!

Waste Reduction

Illinois has a long history of championing recycling & composting programs, but has a long way to go.

food production

Food Production

Farms cover about 75% of the Illinois' total land area.

OUR UPDATES

2020 Scorecard

For the first time in 47 years, IEC has released a Lifetime Environmental Scorecard, debuting each sitting legislator’s lifetime average environmental score. Lifetime scores are...

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Piping Plovers

https://youtu.be/iP5sn2tfsrU A discussion on the recent nesting success of Monty and Rose, the now famous Chicago Piping Plover power couple. We’ll cover some natural history...

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