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Statement from the USGBC-Illinois Board Chair

USGBC-Illinois Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Paris Agreement

USGBC-Illinois joins a growing list of American cities, states, public and private institutions, and private sector companies to reaffirm our commitment to address climate change. While we are deeply disappointed by this administration’s withdrawal from the historic Paris climate accord, we remain focused on the important work ahead.

We also remain hopeful. Carbon reduction solutions already exist. They’re well understood and expanding around the world. Many of these are “no regrets” solutions — actions that make sense to take regardless of climate impact. They have intrinsic benefits to communities and economies. They improve lives, create jobs and restore the environment. In fact, that’s the crux of our Epic Challenge, the USGBC-Illinois strategic plan to implement these carbon reduction solutions in every Chicago neighborhood.

Our organization represents 10,000 business leaders, community members and sustainability advocates. These individuals helped to establish Chicago as a global leader in sustainability. Now our movement must come together and lead.

I ask that you reaffirm your commitment to this issue and our organization. Become a volunteer or member and help us advance our Epic Challenge. With your help, we can create healthy, sustainable communities for all.

Sincerely,

Chris Dillion, President of Campbell Coyle and
2017 Chair, USGBC-Illinois Board of Directors


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