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The fastest and easiest way to support IEC is to sign up for our email list. That’s your best bet for staying updated on what’s happening in Illinois’ environmental movement and opportunities to help.

Already signed up? You can help us deliver better content by filling out this interest survey to let us know what environmental issues matter most to you!


Help us show off the size and strength of Illinois’ environmental movement at all levels of government. Check out our Action Center to see some of the issues you can support now!

Get informed

At IEC, we’re all about building power for people and the environment. We’ve found that the more informed and engaged you are, the more powerful our movement is. IEC harnesses that power as we work to educate decision makers and advance equitable environmental policies in Illinois.

With our abundance of helpful resources, you can brush up on some vital work happening throughout the state. Want a podcast-style experience so you can learn while going for a walk or cleaning up around the house? Head to our Lunch & Learn Archive for informative webinars on a broad range of environmental issues. 

If you’re more interested in getting into the nitty-gritty of the policy side of our work, then consider looking through our Reports & Analyses. There you’ll find information on current environmental issues and even how legislators in Springfield and, more recently, in Chicago’s City Council have performed throughout their careers on environmental issues.

Lastly, if you’re looking for some interesting reads on a wide range of topics from clean energy to human composting (Really! Check that one out here), then IEC’s blogs are the place for you! Get a closer look at our team’s work by reading through our blogs now.

Browse through some recent resources linked below:

Support the work of our partners

Over 100 affiliate member organizations across the state make up the Illinois Environmental Council. From small community organizations to our larger national partners, we succeed with the guidance and support of our numerous partner organizations. And what’s more, most of these organizations count on the support of enviros like you, be it through donations or volunteers. Take a look at our affiliate member page, and show some love to our amazing partners!

Become a member

Join or renew your membership! IEC members get plenty of perks in addition to the personal satisfaction of knowing they are helping make our work possible.

Members receive an invitation to and voting privileges at IEC’s Annual Meeting each December, opportunities to attend special member-only events, and get discounts on event tickets and more. Looking for other ways to financially support IEC’s work? Check out our Ways to Give page for ideas.