Civics and Good Governance

Intro to Energy Law

https://youtu.be/K4uCDVIJDe4 This Lunch & Learn serves as a crash course on energy policy in Illinois. Presenters: Cary Shepherd, Bluhm Legal Clinic at Northwestern School of Law Nancy Loeb, Director, Environmental Advocacy Clinic at Bluhm Legal Clinic

Civics: Chicago City Council Edition

This Lunch & Learn serves as a crash course on Chicago’s City Council and city government. Presenter: Tiffany Sanders-Sostrin, Director of Legislative & Community Affairs at the Chicago Park District.

The Environmental Case for the Fair Tax

https://youtu.be/uJR77BBut8I This year, amidst a respiratory health pandemic and urgent calls for racial justice, we have seen the importance of government agencies charged with combating threats to our health and lifting up communities that have been harmed most by pollution, economic inequality, and racism. We’ve also seen how our broken tax system has badly eroded …

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The Role of the Attorney General in Environmental Protection

The Illinois Attorney General’s Environmental Enforcement Division plays a critical role in the enforcement of our civil environmental laws. Assistant Attorney General Daniel Rottenberg from the Office of Attorney General Kwame Raoul will review the role of the Environmental Division.

Illinois Youth Leading on Climate Action

For this session, we are excited to hear from Illinois youth climate activists working to deal with the climate-based anxieties of today while fighting to protect their futures. Presenters: Ella Barry, Illinois Youth Climate Movement Claire Rychlewski, Sunrise Movement Xavier Colon, International Indigenous Youth Council Resources: Illinois Youth Climate Movement Sunrise Movement International Indigenous Youth …

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The Illinois Commerce Commission

In the 29th installment of our Lunch and Learn Series, IEC is joined by Nikhil Vijaykar of ELPC and Christie Hicks of Environmental Defense Fund to discuss the Illinois Commerce Commission and electricity rate making. Resources: ELPC Environmental Defense Fund

How Local Governments can Protect the Planet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFJQ-zNkLf8&list=PLMGeEea_3FDSvmV1-CsYax8-Um7FLNdF5&index=26&t=0s In the 25th installment of our Lunch and Learn Series, IEC is joined by Sandy Hart Chari of the Lake County Board, Joy Hinz of DuPage County, and Chris Wheat of NRDC to discuss how local governments can help protect the planet.

Organizing for the Environment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdeiQdeqokA In the 14th edition of the IEC Lunch & Learn Series, Caroline Wooten from the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club discusses how to organizing people, structure campaigns, and win good environmental policies. Find links and resources from the session below: Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club website

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