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Initiatives for Sustainable Municipalities

The Lt. Governor's Office coordinates a number of programs to assist and support local governments across Illinois in their efforts to become more sustainable.
Find out more about becoming a green community.

Sustainable Cities Symposium

Over 270 local government officials and community leaders attended the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council's 2008 Sustainable Cities Symposium on Friday, October 24, 2008.  The full symposium program and speakers' presentations are now posted online.
Find out more about the annual Sustainable Cities Symposium.

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.
Find out more about Lt. Governor Quinn's annual Environmental Hero Awards.

Additional Resources for Sustainable Municipalities

U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Center

Clean Air Counts

Drive Less Live More Initiative

Illinois Recycling Grants

Illinois Energy Grants

Green Fleets Grants & Rebates

Metropolitan Mayors Caucus - Greenest Region Compact Strategies

ICLEI - International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives

National Association of Counties (NACo) Green Government Initiative

ENERGY STAR for Communities

Green Practices for Local Governments Survey Report (Dec. 2008)

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