CITY OF CARBONDALE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION
The commission's aim is to move forward a more sustainable and resilient Carbondale for everyone that resides, works, and spends time in Carbondale.
Contact: Saxon Metzger
Fighting for environmental justice across the U.S., including in Illinois. For Illinois-specific inquiries, contact the Midwest Office.
Mailing Address: 311 South Wacker Drive, Suite 1400 Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 1(800) 584-6460
Organization concerned with clean energy, coal ash, and pipeline issues across Illinois. The organization links ecological responsibility with social justice, arguing that a “healthy earth community requires advocacy and action on urgent environmental issues in ways that connect with struggles for social and economic justice.”
Mailing Address: 919 West University Ave Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: (773) 556-3417 / (773) 556-3418
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER*
Based in Chicago, the Environmental Law & Policy Center is dedicated to playing “a critical role advancing environmental solutions in Illinois.”
Mailing Address: 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1600 Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 673-6500
FAITH IN PLACE*
The goal of Faith in Place is to “empower people of diverse faiths and spiritualities to be leaders in advancing environmental and racial justice, providing resources to educate, connect, and advocate for healthier communities.” This is the parent organization of Green Guardians.
For general inquiries, please contact the main Illinois Office:
Mailing Address: 70 East Lake Street, Suite 920 Chicago, IL 60601
ILLINOIS COALITION FOR CLEAN AIR AND WATER (ICCAW)*
This state-wide coalition is comprised of “family farmers and community groups advocating for sound policies and practices that protect the environment, human health, and rural quality of life from the impacts of large-scale, industrialized livestock production facilities.” Supportive resources available, including for food safety.
ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU
This organization has various interests and activities related to environmental protection, especially pollination and bees. Basic interest in food supply. Some positions may be counter to a healthy environment, especially regarding pesticide use and pollution.
Mailing Address: c/o Illinois Agricultural Association P.O. Box 2901 Bloomington, IL 61702-2901
Phone: (309) 557-2111
Fax: (309) 557-2559
ILLINOIS PEOPLE’S ACTION (IPA)*
The Illinois People’s Action is “a progressive, multi-issue faith and community organization in downstate Illinois” dedicated to empowering “everyday people to become true partners in the decision-making process on justice issues affecting their communities, state and ultimately the nation as a whole.” Wide range of interests, including fracking, climate crisis mitigation, and eco justice.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 76 Bloomington, IL 61702
Phone: (309) 827-9627
ILLINOIS PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP (PIRG)
Wide range of environmental concerns, including zero waste goals. Helpful website.
Mailing Address: 17 North State Street, Suite 1330 Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 544-4433 / 1-800-838-6554 (member questions or requests)
ILLINOIS STUDENT ENVIRONMENT COALITION
Policy advocacy and leadership development for emerging environmental leaders.
NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION*
For Illinois inquiries, please contact the Midwest office:
Mailing Address: 333 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 921 Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 263-0111
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL*
Comprehensive natural resources conservation concerns, including Illinois activities.
For Illinois inquiries, please contact the Midwest Region Office:
Mailing Address: 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1600 Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 651-7900
SAVE OUR ILLINOIS LAND*
This group opposes Illinois pipelines, arguing that “carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is a false solution,” which allows “the fossil fuel industry to profit at our expense...and is not profitable without subsidies.” It supports alternative energy and farmland protection.
Phone: (847) 893-9095
SIERRA CLUB, ILLINOIS CHAPTER* and SHAWNEE GROUP
For more information about activities in Illinois, please contact the Illinois Chapter.
Mailing Address: 70 East Lake Street, Suite 1500 Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 251-1680
For more information about the local Shawnee Group’s activities, please contact the chair.
SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE AGRICULTURE PROJECT*
The focus of this project is opposition to factory farms and other detrimental agriculture.
For Illinois-specific inquiries, please contact the main office:
Mailing Address: 2093 Philadelphia Pike, Suite 4133
Claymont, DE 19703
SOUTHERN ILLINOISANS AGAINST FRACTURING OUR ENVIRONMENT*
The group aims to “ban fracking and other fossil fuel extraction in, and shipment of fossil fuels through, Southern Illinois, and to reduce and phase out our reliance on fossil fuels.”
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1325 Vienna, Illinois 62995
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION
Hosts the Master Gardener and Master Naturalist programs as well as provides many valuable resources.