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Will Chicago's next mayor lead on environmental issues?

Now that we're all dug out from the blizzard, the Environmental Law & Policy Center's (ELPC) webinar on the Green Growth Platform for Chicago’s next mayor has been rescheduled for this Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 9:30 am (CST). Please register on ELPC's 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 www.mayoralgreenplatform.org for the full questionnaire and the candidates’ responses.

MPC President MarySue Barrett, 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.

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