We did it! More than 2,000 Sierra Club, Illinois Environmental Council, and NRDC supporters came together to apply for the new Specialty Monarch License Plate Decal, raising over $20,000 for roadside monarch habitat and ensuring the decal will be commissioned! Thank you for your support! If you’re interested in joining the Illinois Chapter’s efforts to… Continue reading 2,000 Monarch Roadside Habitat License Plate Decal Applications Sent In!
Get your Monarch license plate decal before the end of September! Monarch butterflies are critical pollinators that help support biodiversity by carrying important pollens long distances across their migration route. Sadly, monarch butterfly populations have been rapidly declining in North America since 1997. During that time, the Midwestern United States has seen an 88% decline… Continue reading Just $10 to Help Monarch Butterflies!
This year Illinois Sierra Club worked with, Representative Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) and Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake), to pass two important pieces of legislation aimed at helping the monarch butterfly. Back during the spring session, HB2568, designating milkweed as the state wildflower, passed both chambers and was signed into law in August. Also during the spring… Continue reading Bill to Protect Monarch Butterfly Habitat Passes in Senate Today
Wed 5/17/17 Weed (the verb) and Wine at the EVG Garden Eagle View Group (IL) Sat 6/10/17 Churchill Woods/Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve Service Event River Prairie Group Sat 5/20/17 Pollinator Family Day Heart Of Illinois Group Sat 5/20/17 Spring Valley Native Plant Planting Project NW Cook County Group Sun 6/09/17 Gardening for Butterflies and Hummingbirds… Continue reading Spring & Summer Pollinator Events In Illinois
On April 29, thousands marched in DC, Chicago, and in cities across the state and the country to demand climate justice as part of the People’s Climate March. Some highlights from our Chapter: Illinois Sierra Club sent three buses (one from Chicago, one from the suburbs, and one from Central Illinois) and countless others traveled… Continue reading Illinois Takes Action: People’s Climate March + May Day
On April 29–the 100th day of Trump’s Presidency–thousands will rally in DC, and thousands more will take the streets across the country to demand climate justice as part of the People’s Climate Movement. Here in Illinois, you can jump on a bus to DC, or join a rally near you. We need you in the… Continue reading People’s Climate Marches-Get on a bus in Illinois to DC or find an event near you!
January 26, 2017 The Kankakee River Basin lies just south of Chicago in Kankakee and Iroquois counties. The Basin was once considered among the most important freshwater ecosystems in the world. Dubbed The Everglades of North, it had some of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the planet and was known as Chicago’s food pantry.… Continue reading Reviving the Everglades of the North
Join us Today! January 23rd from 3:30 to 5:30 The People’s Climate Movement is calling for 100 hours of action in response to the inauguration. Sierra Club Valley of the Fox is joining nearby Sierra Club groups in a rally at Rep. Peter Roskam’s office to let him know that his constituents and neighbors want… Continue reading People’s Climate Movement–Chicagoland
While the Illinois budget crisis wreaks havoc on social programs across the state, the budget impasse also poses a major threat to three other major funds. These funds, each funded by ratepayers, not tax dollars, that are the primary funding for Illinois’ programs to protect the most vulnerable, lower bills through energy efficiency, and create jobs… Continue reading Illinois Budget Crisis Threatens Ratepayer Protection and Clean Energy Programs
Sierra Club is opposed to the Shawnee Parkway, a proposed multi-lane, high-speed highway to facilitate the trucking industry through a portion of southernmost Illinois. The negative impacts to the environment far outweigh any perceived advantages. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has invited the public to review and comment on the draft Purpose and Need… Continue reading Shawnee Parkway — New Name for a Decades-old Proposal in far Southern Illinois