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Illinois EPA Celebrates Earth Day by Honoring Young Environmentalists for Poster, Poetry and Prose - Students Recognized for Creativity on the Importance of Waste Reduction

April 22, 2017 - 12:00am
SPRINGFIELD — In recognition of Earth Day, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Alec Messina is honoring a group of creative fifth and sixth grade students selected for their skills used to express environmental awareness, as part of the Agency’s 30th Annual Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest. The writers and artists selected from throughout Illinois were recognized today at a reception in the Old State Capitol building in downtown Springfield.

IDOT Celebrates Earth Day by Distributing Trees to Schools

April 21, 2017 - 12:00am
SPRINGFIELD — In observance of Earth Day, the Illinois Department of Transportation distributed almost 5,000 oak seedlings to schools throughout the state in cooperation with Living Lands & Waters. The trees were provided free of charge to IDOT as part of Living Lands & Waters Million Trees Project.

Illinois EPA Announces Early Start to 2017 Ozone Season - Ozone Season Begins March 1

March 1, 2017 - 12:00am
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) Director Alec Messina has announced the early start to the 2017 Ozone Season. This is the time of year where meteorology and air pollution could result in elevated ground-level ozone. Previously, the ozone season ran from April through October, and 2017 is expanding by one month at the direction of U.S. EPA.

Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grants Awarded

January 20, 2017 - 12:00am
Donors to Illinois Conservation Foundation Support Habitat Projects at Schools
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