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Green Governments Coordinating Council

About the GGCC

The GGCC consists of members from 15 state agencies and serves to improve the sustainability of Illinois government operations and policies. First formed by an executive order, the GGCC is now established under the Green Governments Illinois Act, enacted in October 2007.

Chaired by Lt. Governor Pat Quinn, the GGCC helps more than 70 state agencies, boards and commissions adopt a greener way of delivering services to Illinois residents.  The GGCC also holds monthly subcommittee meetings to address specific projects and ongoing initiatives.

According to law, agencies' Green Team liaisons "shall be given full management support and provided with the necessary resources to meet the goals" of the Green Governments Illinois Act.


GGCC Symposiums

The GGCC hosts three annual symposiums (tailored to state agencies, municipalities, and universities and colleges) to foster exchange of ideas and best practices for protecting the environment.

GGCC Annual Report

Check out the Council's 2008 Annual Report to read more about state agencies' sustainability initiatives!

Green Government Awards

The Council annually presents awards to state agencies that have shown an exceptional commitment to improving the environmental quality of Illinois.

2008 Green Government Awards

Congratulations to the 2008 Green Government Award recipients!

The awards ceremony took place during the afternoon program of the Sustainable Government Symposium on Friday, December 12, 2008.  For more detail on these agencies' sustainability accomplishments, please read the complete 2008 Green Government Awards announcement.

Construction & Renovation
Capital Development Board

Education & Outreach
Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Energy Efficiency & Conservation
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Facilities Management
Central Management Services -- Bureau of Property Management
Illinois State Board of Education

Office Operations
Illinois Commerce Commission
Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Central Management Services -- Bureau of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

Central Management Services -- Division of Vehicles
Illinois Department of Transportation

Waste Reduction & Recycling
Illinois Department of Revenue
Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission

Water Quality & Conservation
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority

2007 Green Government Awards

Congratulations to the 2007 Green Government Award recipients!