Category: Illinois

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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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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Chicago’s lakefront: A source of deep pleasure and rising unease

Chicago’s lakefront: A source of deep pleasure and rising unease By Leah Sorini Nov. 22, 2021 Whether it’s a muggy, July morning and the lake is dotted with boats and swimmers or a brisk November afternoon and leisurely walkers of all ages pass me by, their dogs gleefully leading the way, one of my favorite…
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Chicago’s Tree Canopy Needs Nurturing

Photo: Inside Graceland Cemetery on Chicago’s North Side. Chicago’s Tree Canopy Needs Nurturing We must save our mature trees By Karen Daiter | November 14, 2021 Editor’s Note: Ald. Andre Vasquez, Jr., (40th) introduced a resolution in the Chicago City Council that calls for the Department of Streets and Sanitation to reinstate the treatment of…
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Let’s all take climate action now!

Learn how to use the Climate Action Now app and start action to combat our climate crisis today.

To protect the sacred, stop Line 3

Putting it all on the line to protect the sacred water June 27, 2021 By Jane Goldenberg When I arrived at Pure Bliss Ranch on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota for the Treaty People Gathering in early June, I immediately felt a shared sense of our righteous cause, and the anxiety I felt…
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