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Chicago’s leading environmental groups release Green Growth Platform questionnaire for Chicago mayoral candidates

WHEN:          

Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:        

Environmental Law & Policy Center’s Conference Center, 35 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1600, Chicago

WHAT:          

Chicago’s leading environmental and conservation groups will release their green growth platform for the City’s next Mayor. The groups are asking the Mayoral candidates to respond to 20 key questions that will help voters learn where each candidate stands on the most important environmental issues facing our City. The 20 questions address key issues including Chicago’s climate change solutions and clean energy future, recycling, clean water, transportation and mobility for Chicagoans, and parks, open space and public land.

WHO:            

Speakers will include:

Howard Learner, Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center

Margaret Frisbie, Executive Director, Friends of the Chicago River

Mike Nowak, President, Chicago Recycling Coalition

MarySue Barrett, President, Metropolitan Planning Council

Gerald Adelman, President and CEO, Openlands

Sponsoring Organizations: Active Transportation Alliance,  Alliance for the Great Lakes, Blacks in Green, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago Recycling Coalition, Citizen Action/Illinois, Environmental Law & Policy Center, Environment Illinois, Friends of the Chicago River, Friends of the Forest Preserves, Friends of the Parks, Metropolitan Planning Council, Nuclear Energy Information Services, Openlands, Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago and Sierra Club/Illinois Chapter

VISUALS:     

Large-scale graphics depicting key areas of the green platform: Clean Energy, Clean Water, Better Transportation and More Parks and Open Space.

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