The Illinois Environmental Council respects your right to privacy and is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust. We have created the following privacy policy to inform you about the ways in which we collect and use information from our website ( users, email subscribers, and donors.


IEC is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. This information will not be sold, rented or disclosed to others.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our website and to alert email subscribers about issues and opportunities.

If cookies are enabled on a visitor’s computer, then our site may use cookies to enhance the viewing experience.

This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by IEC provides links to other websites, but IEC is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites.


Google Analytics collects and delivers to IEC a variety of information, unless you have created local settings on your personal computer to block Google from accessing this information. This information includes but is not limited to your domain name, general location (city, state, country), and behavior on our site (pages visited, etc.); however, it does not identify you personally by name, address or email address.

IEC also collects information volunteered by the website user through forms such as surveys, document download requests, and event RSVPs. This information is used exclusively for internal ELPC purposes and will not be sold, rented or disclosed to others.


You may choose to subscribe to our electronic newsletter in a variety of ways – through the sign-up form on our website, by taking an online “action alert,” through an offline activity such as a postcard or petition, or while making an online or offline donation. When you subscribe to our email list, IEC requests contact information such as name, address, email address, and issues of interest.

Your personal information is not sold or rented to others for commercial use. However, your name and contact information may be disclosed to government officials and other decision-makers if you choose to send them a message through our online action alert system. You will always be notified if your information will be shared.


IEC will not sell, rent or disclose our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send solicitations to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all donor information received by IEC, both online and offline.

Our online donations are processed through a third-party service provider – Cardpointe and Salsa CRM – our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the financial transaction. Neon’s privacy statement can be viewed here.


IEC reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to modify or correct any error or omissions in any portion of this website.

If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you the option to opt out of new uses.


If you are concerned about how your information is used or if you feel that this site is not following its stated privacy policy, please email IEC Deputy Director Matt Steffen at msteffen at or call (217) 544-5954.

Some material on this website is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-EE0003905.

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.


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