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.

Time to Celebrate

2015 was a busy year thanks to our many dedicated and passionate members and volunteers. Thank you.

Our Group participated, and in many cases, led in acheiving the following significant results:

  • NW Cook County Group hits all time high number of members
  • Another year full of wondrous Outings
  • Formation of the Clean Jobs Coalition in IL
  • Group's first Wild & Scenic Film Festival
  • Largest Earth Day event in Group history
  • US EPA Clean Power Plan finalized and released
  • One of the largest Climate Action Day rallies in the state
  • Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline
  • A Global Climate Change mitigation agreement reached in Paris
  • And more...

Come help us celebrate a great year past and a great year ahead at our

Members Celebration Night
Spring Valley Nature Center
1111 East Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg (map)
Thursday January 14, 2016
7pm – 9pm

Save these Dates for Special Earth Day Celebrations

April 16:  Annual Habitat Restoration Workday and Picnic at Deer Grove Forest Preserve.  See below for details from last year's event.

April 22:  Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2016

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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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