We are enthusiastic supporters of the Chicago Furniture Bank. CFB assists families in need as they transition into supportive housing. In their first year, CFB helped over 700 families to furnish their living spaces with beds, dining tables and chairs, living room furniture, kitchenware and other household goods. As a supporter of CFB, we provide subsidized showroom and warehouse space, offer mentoring and technical advice to their executive team and donate excess furniture and badly needed items such as mini-refrigerators and microwaves. We are in this together and together we can fight the scourge of poverty by providing a hand up and not a handout.
Learn more about the Chicago Furniture Bank at ChicagoFurnitureBank.org
The Illinois Green Alliance is a membership driven, non-profit that works to promote green buildings and sustainable communities. We believe that green infrastructure is key to strengthening neighborhoods and improving the quality of life for everyone.
To move this vision forward, the organization is committed to:
-Advancing the latest in technology and design through education, hosting nearly 75 programs every year
-Advocating new policies, like energy benchmarking
-Conducting community engagement initiatives that involve thousands of volunteer hours such as our annual Green Apple Day of Service
Our work is made possible through our broad network of dedicated members and volunteers including real estate professionals, architects, engineers, designers, contractors, product manufacturers, policy makers, utility experts, home builders, and others who are bringing their passion, expertise and commitment to transform the built environment.
Learn More about the Illionis Green Alliance at IllinoisGreenAlliance.org
The National Recycling Coalition is a non-profit organization that is focused on the promotion and enhancement of recycling in the United States. We are 23-affiliated recycling organizations strong, and have a network of more than 6,000 members that extends across waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting. The organization works to maintain a prosperous and productive recycling system that is committed to the conservation of natural resources, as well as accelerate sustainable approaches to the management of discarded materials.
Learn More about the National Recycling Coalition at NRCRecycles.org
The Illinois Recycling Association (IRA), a not-for-profit organization, was formed in 1980 as the Illinois Association of Recycling Centers. The name was changed to IRA in 1990. The association’s membership consists of municipal, county and state recycling coordinators, businesses, haulers and processors, not for profit organizations, educational institutions, consultants, manufacturers of recycled-content products and individuals interested in the industry
Learn More about the Illinois Recycling Association at IllinoisRecycles.org