Sustainability

2024 Environmental Legislative Update

Legislators were back in session again this week to conduct business, and pieces of the Illinois Environmental Legislative Agenda continue to move through the legislative process. Additionally, we enjoyed being joined this week by University of Illinois students advocating for environmental bills, including one of their own! Protecting Illinois’ Wetlands Protecting wetlands remains a top […]

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Align Your Investing with Your Values

A Lunch & Learn panel on socially responsible investing. Our talented panelists cover the basics of investing with the environment in mind, provide tips to look at your own investments, and share insight into what government can do to make more sustainable investments. Presenters: Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs Amanda Hanley, Climate Solutions Funder Sylvia

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Make Your Home More Sustainable

In the ninth installment of IEC’s Lunch & Learn Series, Kay McKeen from SCARCE joins us to discuss how we can make our homes more sustainable, reduce waste, and save money! Please find resources and links mentioned in the presentation below: SCARCE’s Website Invasive Species Alert: Jumping Worms Audubon on Jumping Worms List of Illinois

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FY19 Budget and the Environment

This week, the General Assembly took steps to move forward a comprehensive budget for Fiscal Year 2019. As we are still dealing with the damage caused to environmental programs and our natural areas by the record-setting budget impasse, it’s vital that a sound budget is in place for our work growing clean jobs, conserving open spaces, and protecting

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