Northwest Cook County Group of the Illinois Sierra Club

The NWCCG is a local group of the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. We have approximately 1,500 members in the northwest suburbs of Cook County. The boundaries for our group include: Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bartlett, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Mt Prospect, Palatine, Park Ridge, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, South Barrington, Streamwood and Wheeling. We are an all-volunteer Group of caring people who enjoy getting outdoors, learning about how to care for our fragile world, and influencing behavior change through our own actions, effective communication, and advancing positive environmental policies and practices. Please consider joining us on an outing or attending one of our programs or events. When you join Sierra Club, you are automatically made a member of the local Group so please drop in and see the additional benefits we offer.

Building a Better Future


NW Cook Suburbs Climate March and Rally

A People’s Climate Movement Event

October 14 @ 6:30 pm

Starting location: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights (1234 N Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004)

Please RSVP HERE, so we have an idea on headcount.

Sponsoring Organizations: Buffalo Grove Environmental Action Team, Climate Reality Project, Cool Cities Arlington Heights, Faith in Place, Illinois Solar Energy Association, Interfaith Greens, NW Suburbs OFA, Sierra Club, Streamwood High School Eco Club

You are cordially invited to join us for an event in Northwest Cook County to gather, march and draw attention to the need to demand action for climate change from our elected officials in the State of Illinois.   We’ll be calling on our Governor and state legislators to take action on climate.  This is a first step they can work on to cut carbon pollution and grow clean energy jobs in a strong and fair manner in our state.

6:30 pm Rally @ Our Savior’s Lutheran Church featuring music and speakers

7 pm March to a nearby park

7:30 closing vigil at park

Oct. 14 is going to be BIG: people and organizations are coming together in cities and towns all across the country to demand that our leaders #ActOnClimate.

Last year, 400,000 people showed their power in New York City at the People’s Climate March to demand a just transition to a clean energy future. Now’s our chance to take that energy and urgency back to our communities in the People’s Climate Movement: a national day of action that will show the strength of our movement across the country as the US Government prepares for December’s Paris Climate Talks. 

The more people we have, the stronger a message to our elected officials: NOW is the time to act. Can you join us?

Special Presentation - Habitat Corridors

See Events Page for details on our October 8th Program

Earth Day 2015 - a true celebration

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Our annual Earth Day Celebration in April at Deer Grove West Forest Preserve in Palatine was the best yet.  The weather could not have been better, the volunteers could not have been more enthusiastic, the food always tastes better outdoors, and we were so honored to have Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth visit along with State Rep Elaine Nekritz and Deputy Superintendent Eileen Figel.   A lot of work was performed, a lot of pizza consumed, and many new friendships formed.  A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped put this event together as well as the generous sponsors.  But don't wait a whole year to get back out at Deer Grove or any of the other forest preserves in the area.  Work continues throughout the year. Look for opportunities at the Cook County Forest Preserve District volunteer web site to see what else is planned.

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