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Illinois Sustainable Schools Compact

The Illinois Sustainable Schools Compact program launched on January 31, 2008 features best practices that K-12 schools can voluntarily pursue to achieve greater environmental sustainability. Lt. Governor Quinn wants to challenge all Illinois schools to consider and pursue these practices, helping our communities and our state lead the way to a greener, cleaner future. Click here to view the Illinois Sustainable Schools Compact.

Find out more about the Illinois Sustainable Schools Compact program.

2009 Sustainable Schools Symposium in Joliet, IL - Register Online

***New - Illinois grant project on neighborhood schools & school siting

Green Cleaning Schools Act

The Green Cleaning Schools Act (Public Act 095-0084) became effective August 13, 2007, making Illinois the second state in the nation (after New York) to require the purchase and use of environmentally sensitive cleaning supplies in schools. The purpose of the Act is to protect students, teachers, staff, and other school building occupants by improving indoor air quality and reducing harmful exposure to chemicals in cleaning products.

Find out more about the Green Cleaning Schools Act

Additional Resources for Schools

Healthy Schools for Healthy Learning (IDPH)

Build Green Schools (USGBC)

Healthy Schools Campaign

Environmental Education Association of Illinois

Chicago Botanic Garden

The Field Museum

The Museum of Science & Industry

Green Schools Initiative

Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings
(Free after online registration)

Safe Routes to School

Leave No Child Inside

National Trust for Historic Preservation - Neighborhood Schools