IEC Affiliates

We rely on our affiliates
to identify issues facing our environment

Since our founding in 1975 by a group of dedicated grassroots environmentalists, IEC has advanced public policies that protect the environment in Illinois.

IEC builds the power of the environmental community by convening and advocating on behalf of more than 100 organizations working to protect the Illinois environment. Non-profit organizations are welcome to apply for membership at any time throughout the year.

Current Affiliates

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Affiliates can access many services & benefits

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IEC Affiliates

IEC Affiliates

Active Transportation Alliance
Advocates for Urban Agriculture
American Fisheries Society, Illinois Chapter
Barrington Area Council of Governments
Bird Conservation Network
Bring Your Own Glen-Ed
Blacks in Green
Center for Neighborhood Technology
Champaign County Audubon Society
Champaign County Forest Preserve District
Chicago Environmentalists
Chicago Recycling Coalition, Inc.
Citizens for Conservation
Clean Power Lake County
Community Development Corporation of Pembroke Hopkins Park
The Conservation Foundation
Delta Institute
Ecology Action Center
Empire 13
Environment Illinois
Environmental Defenders of McHenry County
Evanston North Shore Bird Club
Field Museum of Natural History
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves
Friends of the Chicago River
Friends of the Forest Preserves
Friends of the Parks
Go Green Illinois
Go Green Vernon Hills & Lincolnshire
Go Green Winnetka
Grand Prairie Friends
Heartlands Conservancy
Illinois Arborist Association
Illinois Bobcat Foundation
Illinois Environmental Health Association
Illinois Forestry Association
Illinois Green Alliance
Illinois Hemp Growers Association
Illinois Lake Management Association
Illinois Native Plant Society
Illinois Solar Energy Association
Illinois Stewardship Alliance
Izaak Walton League of America, Illinois
League of Women Voters Chicago
League of Women Voters Illinois
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
Morton Arboretum
National Parks Conservation Association
Natural Land Institute
Northwest Illinois Audubon Society
Ocean Conservancy
People for Community Recovery
Pierce Downer’s Heritage Alliance
Plant Chicago
Prairie State Conservation Coalition
Reduce Waste Chicago
Ride Illinois
Savanna Institute
Save Our Illinois Land
Sierra Club, Prairie Group
Sierra Club, Sauk-Calumet Group
Southern Illinois Audubon Society
Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment (SAFE)
Southeast Environmental Task Force
Southwest Collective
Southwest Environmental Alliance
Sustainable Springfield
Sustain Rockford
Trees Forever
Urban Growers Collective
Wild Ones of Greater Kane County
Climate Action Evanston
Climate Reality Project: Chicago Metro Chapter
Community Awareness Response Encouraging Sustainability
Edgwater Environmental Coaltion
Evergreen Climate Innovations
Illinois Product Stewardship Council
Jubilee Farms
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
One Earth Collective
Solid Waste Agency of Lake County
Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County

Membership Benefits

advocacy, lobbying & coalition building

IEC provides expertise and resources to effectively advocate for your policy priorities.

legislation tracking

Each legislative session, IEC tracks hundreds of bills to keep our affiliates updated on what’s moving in Springfield.

springfield office

Our members can make use of our solar-powered office, which is conveniently only a few blocks from the Capitol.

Systems & Tech

We make a host of tools available to our members, including access to the voter database and more!

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Applications are subject to board approval.