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Green Chicago Protecting Chicago’s
Air, Water and Open Spaces

Alderman Reilly is committed to protecting our air and water and preserving our parks and open spaces. There are many ways you can help keep Chicago green and environmentally friendly too! Please follow the links below to learn how you can help.
Parks and Open Space
The Chicago Park District has over 7600 acres of parkland, 570 parks, 25 beaches, 10 museums, two world-class conservatories, 17 historic lagoons, 10 bird and wildlife gardens, thousands of special events, sports and entertaining programs.
Recycling In Chicago
Recycling is not just an action in Chicago, but the way in which we conserve resources, reduce waste and improve the quality of life in Chicago. You can learn about recycling programs for residents and businesses here.
Beyond Recycling: Conserve Chicago Together
Alderman Reilly and Mayor Emanuel are committed to making Chicago the most environmentally friendly city in the world. On this page you can learn about the City of Chicago's environmental programs and achievements.
Chicago Department of Environment
The DOE’s mission is to protect human health and the environment and improve our quality of life while promoting economic development. DOE works with all city agencies to implement programs that impact residents, businesses and government agencies.
Chicago Conservation Corps (C3)
C3's mission is to recruit, train, and support environmental volunteers who will make a difference by helping to improve environmental conditions in their local neighborhoods. Learn about how you can get involved in Chicago's environmental volunteer program!
Chicago Bike Program

One easy way to reduce air pollution is to cycle your way to work and around the city. Chicago’s bike program provides information about bike lane usage, education and safety, parking, laws and other issues to ensure that 42nd Ward cyclists are safe and secure when they reduce their impact on the environment.

Chicago has over 100 miles of marked bike lanes, for the preferential or exclusive use of bicyclists. Click here for an online Chicago bike map. Remember - always follow proper cycling procedures while on the road to ensure your safety!

Conservation & Environmental Organizations

Friends of the
Chicago River

407 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1580
Chicago, IL 60605-1119
(312) 939-0490

Alliance for the
Great Lakes

17 North State Street,
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 939-0838
(312) 939-2708 – fax

Friends of the Parks
17 North State Street,
Suite 1450
Chicago, IL 60602-3315
(312) 857-2757
(312) 857-0656 - fax

Friends of Downtown
P.O. Box 1635
Chicago, IL 60690
(312) n458-9454

Sierra Club
70 East Lake Street,
Suite #1500
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 251-1680

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