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LTE: Pass Clean Energy Jobs Act in Illinois

October 21, 2019

When Swedish teen Greta Thunberg begs legislators to stop telling her she is amazing but instead do something actually effective to avert climate disaster, she is talking about bills like the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Introduced in the Illinois General Assembly last spring, CEJA has 56 co-sponsors in the Illinois House (HB3624) and 31 in…

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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Celebrates National Energy Awareness Month with Listen, Lead, Share Events

October 16, 2019

The Chicago Weekly Citizen Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Celebrates National Energy Awareness Month with Listen, Lead, Share Events The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) is celebrating National Energy Awareness Month with a Saturday series of Listen, Lead, Share (LLS) events throughout south and west side neighborhoods in Chicago this October. LLS will educate communities on…

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LTE: Pass Clean Energy Jobs Act

October 15, 2019

To the Editor: It can be difficult to envision or think about what the state of Illinois might look like 30 years from now, let alone 10 years, or one year. But, in 2030, 10 years from now, my granddaughters will be graduating from high school. In 2050, my granddaughters will be in their mid-30s.…

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Walker Thanks Local Sierra Club for Advocacy on Clean Energy Jobs Act

October 14, 2019

Lake County Gazette Reflecting his commitment to a green environment and economy, state Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights, along with state Sen. Ann Gillespie, D-Arlington Heights, recently met with members of the Northwest Cook County chapter of the Sierra Club and accepted their petitions urging lawmakers to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA). “Illinois…

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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Brings Energy Conversation to Southwest Side

October 3, 2019

Lawndale News “At a time when clean energy projects are developing across the state, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition worked with Senator Tony Munoz to host a ‘Listen. Lead. Share.’ community conversation on Monday Sept. 23rd. The event was held at the National Latino Education Institute (NLEI), with Senator Munoz welcoming speakers from Respiratory Health…

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Faith in Place | “Equity is important”

September 26, 2019

By Cindy Shepherd On Oct. 29, during the Illinois legislature’s “Veto Session,” Faith in Place and Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition will bring citizen lobbyists to Springfield from all over the state. These concerned citizens will talk with legislators and petition the governor for clean energy policy in Illinois. There are several energy initiatives pending at…

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Officials: Urgent need to pass Clean Energy Jobs Act

September 26, 2019

State Rep. Karina Villa hosted town hall meeting at St. Charles Public Library By Eric Schelkopf “State Rep. Karina Villa believes that clean energy is not only good for the environment, it is also good for the economy. Together with the League of Women Voters – Central Kane County, the Sierra Club Valley of the…

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Chicago can make saving the environment a priority

September 23, 2019

Bringing back the city Department of Environment would help the city do its part to fight climate change. By CST Editorial Board “Just as a poll came out this week showing most Americans want to tackle climate change right now, a new report supports something Chicago can do on its own — bringing back its…

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Editorial: On climate change, Illinois needs to keep up the pressure

September 19, 2019

The Daily Herald Editorial Board “The upcoming veto session of the state legislature needs to be a watershed six days for Illinois, and by extension, Planet Earth. The efforts by Washington to roll back environmental protections and emission controls are ramping up. President Donald Trump’s decision this week to vacate California’s right to set more…

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Forum: As Global Temps Heat Up, So Does Opportunity For Action

September 13, 2019

By BREANNA GROW | WGLT.org Real-feel estimates topped out at a sweltering 120 degrees Thursday; the day before, at 114 degrees. If you struggle to remember many days like that when you were a kid, your memory isn’t failing you, speakers at a climate change panel Thursday warned; it is getting hot in here. Over…

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The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition is launching an open conversation to explore how communities across Illinois can benefit from the clean energy economy. Listen. Lead. Share. We need your voice!