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Join 2/2 webinar to learn about Green Growth Platform for Chicago's next mayor

The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) invites you to join a webinar on the Green Growth Platform for Chicago’s next mayor. If you would like to participate in the webinar, which takes place Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 10:30 am (CST), please register on ELPC's web site.

The Green Growth Platform and questionnaire was created by ELPC and 16 leading Chicago environmental and conservation colleague groups, including MPC. Together, we asked mayoral candidates to answer 20 yes-or-no questions to help voters learn where each candidate stands on environmental issues facing our city. The platform focused on: developing clean energy and cleaning up old highly-polluting coal plants, improving recycling citywide, conserving water, protecting Lake Michigan and the Chicago River, promoting clean transportation and better mobility, and creating more parks and open space.

Please see for the full questionnaire and the candidates’ responses.

The candidates’ overwhelmingly positive responses to the questionnaire showed a commitment to continuing Mayor Daley’s leadership to make Chicago the "greenest city in the nation" by improving our City’s environment while creating jobs and growing our green economy. 

For the Feb. 2 webinar, Peter Skosey, MPC vice president, will join with Howard Learner, ELPC executive director, and Margaret Frisbie, Friends of the Chicago River executive director, to outline the Chicago Green Growth Platform and how it can help to define the next Mayor’s agenda and Chicago’s green future. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.

The Green Growth Platform is just one way MPC is offering ideas and assistance to all the candidates, helping ensure issues affecting all Chicagoans are in the mix. Before the holidays, we joined with seven other organizations to release the Sustainable Transportation Platform. Download the complete Sustainable Transportation Platform from Active Transportation Alliance’s web site. And stay tuned early next week when we'll share MPC's own list of "Keepers and Seekers," initiatives we're encouraging mayoral candidates to keep up or ramp up if they take office.

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