Whether you're a student, homeowner, business person, or live in an apartment, there are dozens of ways you can get involved with actions to improve the environment. To help you get started, we’ve provided links to just a few!
Citizens in the Chicago area can help improve their air quality by taking action on Air Pollution Action Days Additional information about about Illinois Partners programs can be found at the www.CleanTheAir.org.
This Illinois program is one of the oldest volunteer lake monitoring programs in the country. In the basic monitoring program, citizens are trained to measure water clarity of a lake in which they have an interest.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) offers many volunteer opportunities to help with projects within EcoWatch, such as RiverWatch, ForestWatch, PrairieWatch, and UrbanWatch.
Search a catalog of watershed groups involved in protecting local water bodies at this USEPA website. The Watershed Information Network also provides general information about watersheds and links to other resources.
Submit your ideas for local environmentally beneficial projects to the Supplemental Environmental Project Idea Bank.
Report an environmental problem online or by calling our toll free help line at 1-888-EPA-1996.
Access information about FOIA rules and procedures to request public information from Illinois EPA.