Environmental Issues

Protecting our world

City parks and forests. The air we breathe. The water we drink. We all depend on a vibrant and healthy world. Yet that world is under threat. 

The environmental issues we face today fall into broad categories that are priorities for the Sierra Club as a whole, for the Sierra Club Illinois Chapter, and for the Woods & Wetlands Group:

However, some environmental issues are as unique as our region — a unique ecosystem that supports the richest diversity of native species in the state of Illinois.

Similarly, region-specific environmental issues confront each of the other 13 volunteer groups that make up the Sierra Club Illinois Chapter. To see what members in other parts of the state are working on, visit the Sierra Club Illinois Local Groups page

Find out what you can do to protect the people, plants, and animals of the northeast corner of Illinois.

Updated February 2019