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Environmental Heroes

Environmental Hero Awards

Each year, Lt. Governor Quinn honors dedicated environmental activists and organizations with the Environmental Hero Awards.  These individuals and groups serve as role models throughout their communities and across the state, helping other residents, businesses, and institutions to make their own practices more environmentally friendly.

2008 Environmental Hero Awards

Lt. Governor Quinn honors 26 residents with Environmental Hero Awards

CHICAGO - December 30, 2008. Lt. Governor Pat Quinn presented the 2008 Environmental Hero Awards to 26 individuals, schools and groups in recognition of their commitment to environmental health and protection.

"The citizens here today are truly environmental heroes," Quinn said. "I am proud to salute them for the hard work they have done to show us that when it comes to making the Land of Lincoln a cleaner, better place - we can all make a difference."

Click here to read about the accomplishments of the 2008 Illinois Environmental Hero Award recipients.

Past Environmental Hero Awards

2007 Environmental Hero Award Recipients

2006 Environmental Hero Award Recipients

2005 Environmental Hero Award Recipients