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Green Communities

Greening Main Street

The Greening Main Street Guide offers ideas and suggestions for community projects and programs that will help revitalize Main Street towns and build healthier, more environmentally friendly communities in our state. Illinois Main Street is a comprehensive community revitalization program that promotes historic preservation and economic development of the state’s traditional business districts. Illinois Main Street helps communities define their own vision and works with them to make that vision a reality.

Green Communities Initiative

The Green Communities Initiative works with community groups and localities in Illinois to make their communities more environmentally sustainable and economically successful.

If you are an individual activist interested in greening your community, click here.

If you are an employer or employee interested in greening your business, click here.

In 2005, Lt. Governor Quinn launched, a free online service open to Illinois commuters and travelers looking to share rides.

By using, people across the state can reduce travel costs, foster a healthier environment, and enjoy a more pleasant riding experience. The service promotes shared driving responsibilities and fuel conservation.

Illinois Rain Garden Initiative

The Illinois Rain Garden Initiative empowers communities to confront local flooding concerns and restore native Illinois prairie habitats. The Initiative helps public authorities, educational institutions and community organizations find the cheapest and most effective green infrastructure strategies.

Biofuels Investment and Infrastructure Working Group

Lt. Governor Quinn chairs this task force charged with implementing Governor Blagojevich's energy plan to increase use of biofuels in Illinois vehicles. For more information on the working group and how you can help please click here.