Office of Governor Pat Quinn

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It’s easy to be green.

Are you interested in making your office environmentally friendly? Six Weeks to a Greener Illinois is an introductory set of simple steps you can take to reduce your office’s impact on the environment.

Each week come to this site and read about the week’s environmental task. Complete the task and record your progress at this site. It’s as simple as that. You can start anytime.

If you are looking for more ways to be green check out the Individuals and Resources pages.

Please forward on to your colleagues information about "Six Weeks to a Greener Illinois." The Council would like to encourage as many state employees to participate in the program as possible. Thank you!

Week 1. Bring Lunch and a Travel Mug to Work

Week 2. Commute to Work by Greener Means of Transportation

Week 3. Pledge to Purchase Greener Supplies for Your Office

Week 4. Reset Your Printer Options and Defaults

Week 5. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in Your Office

Week 6. Conserve the Energy Used by Your Computer

For more information on green supplies, please visit these websites:
-- U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Program:
-- U.S. EPA Environmentally Preferable Purchasing:
-- Green Seal Products:

Return to the main Green Solutions Home Page.

The Illinois Green Government Coordinating Council, chaired by Lt. Governor Pat Quinn, is charged with coordinating state policies and projects to reduce pollution and incorporate resource conservation into government operations. For more information about the Council and its activities, please contact