Take Action to Protect the Environment!

As a constituent, it’s vitally important that your state legislators hear from you! Use the links below to contact them regarding important environmental legislation:

Oppose Penalties on Electric Vehicles Owners

A recently introduced capital bill proposal would move Illinois from a state that incentivizes clean technology and electric vehicle (EV) ownership to one that penalizes taxpayers who choose to reduce their air pollution.

Take action to OPPOSE this proposal.


Take Action Against Ethylene Oxide

Recent research and reporting by the US EPA has confirmed that ethylene oxide, a chemical used in sterilization, is a powerful carcinogen linked to the development of breast cancer and other cancer varieties, and that cancer rates may be far higher in Willowbrook, IL because of exposure to this dangerous chemical.

Take action to ask your legislator to protect public health by supporting SB1852 and SB1854.


Prevent Plastic Bag Pollution

Plastic pollution threatens our environment at an alarming rate, endangering wildlife and public health. More and more cities across the state and county are taking action on plastic bags through fees at checkout–sparking a major behavior shift among consumers. These fees have drastically reduced plastic bag waste, increased reusable bag use, and provided needed revenue for waste reduction programs locally. Since its passage in Chicago, plastic bag usage has dropped 26%.

Take action to ask your state legislators to support HB3335 and oppose SB1240.


Support 100% Clean Energy in Illinois

Illinois has an opportunity to immediately start ramping up renewable energy development by committing to generating 100% renewable energy by 2050, cutting carbon from the power sector by 2030, reducing gas and diesel vehicles from the transportation sector, and creating jobs and economic opportunity.

Click here to ask your legislators to support and cosponsor the Clean Energy Jobs Act.


OPPOSE Rolling Back Endangered Species Protections

HB2425/SB1336 jeopardize endangered species by weakening the expert composition of the Endangered Species Protection Board and eliminates certain requirements for permits, notice, and public hearings. Since 1972, the Endangered Species Protection Board has protected plants and animals by relying on science-based decision making, but HB2425/SB1336.

Click her to ask your legislators to OPPOSE HB2425/SB1336.

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.

Earthshare


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