LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Mary Edly-Allen, D-Libertyville, invites residents to participate in her Environmental Citizens Advisory Council on Thursday, April 25, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Libertyville Civic Center, located at 135 W. Church St. in Libertyville.
“From promoting renewable energy to cracking down on corporations that release carcinogenic chemicals like ethylene oxide into the air, there are many important issues being discussed in Springfield that will affect our families,” Edly-Allen said. “This meeting gives residents the opportunity to discuss state and local sustainability initiatives and share their ideas for future legislation.”
Edly-Allen will welcome community members and special guest, Illinois Environmental Council Legislative Director Colleen Smith, for a candid discussion on environmental legislation and local priorities for future green jobs, sustainability and conservation initiatives.
In Springfield, Edly-Allen serves as a member of the House Energy & Environmental Committee and recently voted to expand Illinois’ renewable energy portfolio by supporting the Future Energy Jobs Act. This legislation will move Illinois to 100% renewable energy by 2050, create thousands of clean energy jobs, and position our state as a leader in zero-carbon electricity.
“We all have an important role to play in preserving our natural resources and protecting the environment for future generations,” Edly-Allen said. “The conversations and steps we take today to advocate for the environment will ensure that future generations will enjoy a clean and healthy planet, country and state.”