Apply to be a member of the Illinois Environmental Council or Illinois Environmental Council Board of Directors!

The Illinois Environmental Council and Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund are each seeking members to serve on the board of directors. Candidates with an interest in fundraising, organizational development, and management are encouraged to apply for each board. IEC and IECEF are seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds – with an emphasis on racial, cultural, and geographic diversity – and wide range of skills.

IEC is a 501(c)(4) organization which focuses on advocacy and stakeholder involvement in environmental policy. IEC focuses on direct and grassroots lobbying and building political power with Illinois decision-makers. Candidates for this board should have an interest in environmental policy, political engagement, and advocacy.

IECEF is a 501(c)(3) organization which focuses on educating the public and decision-makers about environmental issues and environmental policy. IECEF works to achieve this purpose using three strategies: legislative monitoring and analysis; communication and education; and outreach, organizing and coalition building. Candidates for this board should have an interest or expertise in environmental issues in addition to a desire to build the capacity of IECEF.

Candidates interested in serving on the board of directors should send a resume and statement of interest to jwalling at ilenviro dot org to apply.

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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.


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