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Resources

Funding Sources for Green Initatives

Downloadable Flyer on State Government Environmental Resources

Illinois Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) Funding

Illinois Energy & Recycling Incentives (from DCEO)

Illinois Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (from DSIRE)

Funding Opportunities for Green Building (from U.S. EPA)

Illinois Alternate Fuels Rebate Program (from Illinois EPA)

Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation

Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Funding Opportunities


Green Infrastructure and Communities

Illinois Rain Garden Initiative

Natural Landscaping

Greening Main Street

Illinois Energy & Recycling Incentives

City of Chicago Green Alley Handbook (stormwater management practices)

USEPA video: "Reduce Runoff: Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In"


Sustainable Transportation

Tips for Improving Gas Mileage

Drive Less Live More Initiative

Alternative Fuels Station Locator

I-Go Carsharing Network

Illinois Carpool

Biofuels Information


Energy Efficiency & Conservation

Blackout Solutions

Energy Star

Smart Business Smart Energy

Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC)

Energy Efficiency Resource Center


Climate Change

Illinois Climate Change Advisory Group (report and recommendations)

Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord

Illinois Conservation and Climate Initiative (ICCI)
(Allows farmers and landowners to earn greenhouse gas emissions credits when they use conservation tillage, plant grasses and trees, or capture methane with manure digesters.)


Recycling

Electronic Products Recycling & Reuse Act (signed Sept. 17, 2008)

State of Illinois Recycling Grants

Reduce Reuse Recycle Fact Sheet

Illinois Recycling Association

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Directory of Illinois electronics recycling, refurbishing, and reuse organizations


Building Operations

Integrated Pest Management Fact Sheet

U.S. E.P.A. Green Purchasing

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Guide

Green Suppliers Database


For Businesses

DCEO's Small Business Environmental Assistance Program

Chicago Sustainable Business Alliance


Publications

Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council Annual Reports

Green: The Newsletter