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IL Senators Rally to Block Pruitt Nomination

Join other citizens to urge our senators to block the appointment of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency!  Meet at the Federal Plaza downtown at 12:30 on Tuesday, Jan 24th to stand up and share your … [Read More...]

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Going Green Matters Annual Fair – March 12, 2017

Planning for our annual spring environmental fair is underway. Going Green Matters will be held on March 12, 2017. Please contact us if you are interested in joining the planning team. Learn more about the event here.

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Illinois Passes Clean Energy Bill

The Illinois legislature passed a sweeping, comprehensive new energy bill, one of the most significant state energy legislation passed in the US in decades. The Future Energy Jobs Bill will include:

  • At least 4.3 gigawatts of new Illinois wind and solar power – as much capacity as two nuclear power plants and two coal plants combined
  • Requirements that Illinois utilities Ameren and ComEd invest $6 billion in energy efficiency over the next decade
  • A new Illinois Solar for All program that will invest up to $400 million in new solar projects in economically disadvantaged communities, and train those most in need of good jobs in the clean energy technologies of the future.

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Dear Robin,

How can I recycle thin plastic bags?

Plastic bags, including newspaper sleeves and dry cleaning bags, may be recycled at local grocery stores all year round. Do not put any plastic bags in your recycling bin.  They are NOT recyclable through our regular recycling service. Also, do not put your recyclables in plastic bags before adding them to your bin. The recyclables may be perceived as garbage and be trashed rather than recycled.  (See complete list of types of bags on next page)

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