ADVOCACY RESOURCES
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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.

 

Phone: 618-434-5684

Contact:  Saxon Metzger

Email: saxonmetzger@gmail.com

 

EARTHJUSTICE*

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

Email: info@earthjustice.org

Website: https://earthjustice.org

ECO-JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE*

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

Email: ejc@ecojusticecollaborative.org

Website: https://ecojusticecollaborative.org

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

Email: ELPCinfo@ELPC.org

Website: https://elpc.org

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

Email:  info@faithinplace.org

Website:  https://www.faithinplace.org

 

 

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.

 

Website: https://www.iccaw.org

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

Website: https://www.ilfb.org

​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

Email: ilpeoplesaction12@gmail.com

Website: https://www.illinoispeoplesaction.org

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)

Website: https://illinoispirg.org

​ILLINOIS STUDENT ENVIRONMENT COALITION

Policy advocacy and leadership development for emerging environmental leaders.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisStudentEnvironmentalCoalitionISEC/

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
Email: midwest@npca.org

Website: https://www.npca.org

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
Email: nrdcinfo@nrdc.org

Website: www.nrdc.org

​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

Email: saveourillinoisland@gmail.com

Website: http://saveourillinoisland.org

​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

Email: illinois.chapter@sierraclub.org

Website: https://www.sierraclub.org/illinois

For more information about the local Shawnee Group’s activities, please contact the chair.

Email: janecogie@gmail.com

​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

Website: https://sraproject.org

​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

Email: contactSAFE@dontfractureillinois.net

Website: https://dontfractureillinois.net

​UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION

Hosts the Master Gardener and Master Naturalist programs as well as provides many valuable resources.

Phone: 217-333-5900

Website: extension.illinois.edu

​Email: extension@illinois.edu