It may only be October, but now is a great time to donate your vehicle. When you donate a vehicle that you no longer need or use, your generous donation will not only support Illinois Sierra Club, but you can also benefit from the donation too! When you donate your car, truck or boat to… Continue reading Your car can be more than a pumpkin holder.
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Two National Leaders to Discuss the Environment and Justice Connections
Heart of Illinois Sierra Club Group announces a Very Special Opportunity! An historic opportunity to witness two national organizational presidents stand side by side to discuss the connections between local environmental and justice issues is coming to central Illinois–and you are invited. The weekend of October 30-31, Sierra Club President Aaron Mair will share the stage… Continue reading Two National Leaders to Discuss the Environment and Justice Connections
Protect Bobcats in Illinois!
Bobcat hunting legislation is back! Please ask your legislators to oppose HB352/SB106. A bill that is currently moving through Illinois legislature will amend the wildlife code and remove the prohibition of taking bobcats in the State – previously banned since 1972 because the species became threatened. The current estimated population of bobcats is around 3,000 with… Continue reading Protect Bobcats in Illinois!
Sierra Club Among 18 Illinois Groups Calling on Rep. John Shimkus to Address Failing Coal Ash Pits
Today, on the six-month anniversary of an impoundment failure at Duke Energy’s Dan River plant in North Carolina, 18 environmental organizations and community groups representing thousands of citizens in Illinois sent a letter to U.S. Representative John Shimkus urging the congressman to address failing coal ash pits in the state. The letter reminded Rep. Shimkus,… Continue reading Sierra Club Among 18 Illinois Groups Calling on Rep. John Shimkus to Address Failing Coal Ash Pits
21 Sierrans Float the Saline River
The 754,942-acre Saline River watershed in far southeastern Illinois has gone from one of the most important historical and geographical features in the region to one of the most abused and under-appreciated watersheds in the entire state. Once a pristine river running through vast forested wetlands the Saline has been turned into an extensively channelized… Continue reading 21 Sierrans Float the Saline River
A Night Under the Stars: Ravinia 2012
The time has come for our annual fundraiser at Ravinia! Come and join the Sierra Club for a summer evening under the stars at the Ravinia Festival as we enjoy the innovative sounds of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra playing, “Brahms Bonanza.” This year, we are proud to honor retiring State Representative Karen May for over… Continue reading A Night Under the Stars: Ravinia 2012
Citizens of Canton in Fulton County don’t deserve a stocking full of coal!
Will the citizens in Canton, IL be getting a big lump of coal in their stocking? Or will the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) do the right thing and Protect Canton Lake and Copperas Creek from strip mining coal? That’s what a large crowd of people who attended IEPA public hearings in Canton last night… Continue reading Citizens of Canton in Fulton County don’t deserve a stocking full of coal!
Chicagoans Urge Mayor Emanuel To Protect Public Health
Supporters of the Clean Power Coalition delivered an eight-foot tall board to Mayor Emmanuel’s office displaying over 800 Chicagoans demanding their right to breathe cleaner air. Local community justice members, parents, environmentalists and public health experts urged the Mayor to set retirement dates for Chicago’s two dirtiest coal plants, Fisk and Crawford, by the end… Continue reading Chicagoans Urge Mayor Emanuel To Protect Public Health