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Education, Advocacy and Community Outreach

  • We currently offer 100 green building related education programs across Illinois through seven branches and
  • Provided 50 affordable housing developers with green residential education and project experience
  • Trained for over 100 community college students and union apprentices and journeymen on trade specific green skills
  • Engaged twenty-five at-risk young adults in career program related to green residential development in partnership with Illinois YouthBuild
  • Coordinated the annual Springfield Advocacy Day, where Chapter leaders meet with over 50 members of the Illinois General Assembly and state agencies to discuss green building topics
  • Support advocacy partners and Illinois legislators on green building related legislation and programs
  • We are partnered with CSI-Chicago on the GREEENER BY DESIGN Conference and Expo and conference, October 4, 2012
  • Trained over 100 municipal staff, planners, and commercial developers on understanding the tenants of sustainable community development and LEED ND and another 100 on green building codes
  • Working with state agencies and elected officials on implementing recommendations to help to green existing Illinois schools
  • Offering Illinois Green Schools Day of Service for September 29, 2012 to partner schools, community members, and USGBC-Illinois volunteers on projects to green schools and their communities.
  • Engage volunteers in community based service projects including: Habitat for Humanity, Little Calumet River clean up, Northern Illinois Food Bank, and Rebuilding Together Chicago.  View the video of our Chapter members participating in the April 28th Rebuilding Together day.
  • Collaborate with over 50 partner organizations annually on programs and initiatives including: Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative, Illinois Sustainable Schools Symposium, Illinois Green Economy Network, Sustainable Programs Roundtable, Annual Boat Cruise, Greener By Design Conference and Expo, and many more

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USGBC-IL Platinum and Gold Level Sponsors