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The time is now for climate action. We need you!

After experiencing the warmest summer on record, now is the perfect time to get active in our fight against the climate crisis. Get active with Climate Reality Chicago Metro!

Reduce your home’s carbon footprint with incentives from the Inflation Reduction Act

An insulated, electrified home will save you money over time — and will lower your greenhouse gas emissions.

Ms. Linton Goes to Springfield

Ms. Linton Goes to Springfield April 28, 2023 I had not been to Environmental Lobby Day in Springfield since just before the pandemic. And I do mean “just.” The last Illinois Environmental Council sponsored lobby day we went to was on March 4, 2020, and within weeks all hell broke loose in New York City;…
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Electric Vehicles: The Facts, not myths

EVs: Frequently Asked Questions By Tom Coleman Overview: New models of EVs have sufficient battery range for most people, are more efficient and perform better, and they reduce the total cost of ownership over gasoline vehicles. The widespread adoption of EVs is essential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. 1. Are EVs expensive? They…
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How I set up composting in my high rise

How to start composting from a high rise By Cynthia Linton My climate New Year’s Resolution for last year was to start composting and to try to bring along a few others in my high-rise building. That was one of the few personal actions I had not yet taken for the climate.  I began in…
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Road Tripping in an EV

A trip halfway across the country in an EV By Cynthia Linton Like so many others, I’ve been reading stories about broken EV chargers, range anxiety, and assertions about how EVs work around town but aren’t good for long trips (largely oil company propaganda, I suspect).  When I learned that Chapter Chair Tom Coleman, of…
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How the Inflation Reduction Act changes incentives for electric vehicles

Changes to incentives for electric vehicles By Tom Coleman Over the long term, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 should have a significant impact on promoting the adoption of electric vehicles, as well as ramping up domestic manufacturing and boosting the domestic supply chain for EVs. The new law should also over time help to…
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Regenerative Agriculture: Essential for saving our climate

Regenerative Agriculture can help save our soil, improve the productivity of our farms and draw down carbon from the atmosphere.

Community solar is for everyone

If you want to save money on your electric bill and are interested in supporting the growth of renewable energy in Illinois, you should sign up for community solar!

A vegetable garden to feed your soul

A vegetable garden to feed your soul Tips on how to get started with your own garden By Leah Sorini Every summer, the side yard of my parents’ house teams with peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, parsley, thyme and oregano, thanks to my dad’s vegetable garden. “Nothing compares to stepping outside and picking fresh vegetables and…
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