The 2018 Illinois Sustainability Awards

Impact of the Awards

Illinois' success as an economic and cultural leader depends upon our responsible management of natural resources for a healthy environment, as well as sustainable development. Every year, there are a group of champions who represent the highest models of sustainable commerce, resource use and governance - the winners of the Illinois Sustainability Awards.

This timeline is a snapshot of the number of Award winners and key milestones in the program since 1987. More than 500 public and private Illinois organizations have won these Awards since 1987, each becoming part of a legacy of excellence and leadership. They have shown the way for outstanding and innovative sustainability practices that reduce our use of raw materials, reuse and recycle what was once refuse, and strive to keep toxic and hazardous materials out of our living ecosystems. Illinois Sustainability Award winners thoroughly demonstrate a commitment to sustaining our environment and contributing to the growth of a more sustainable, profitable Illinois economy.

Each year, the impact of the Illinois Sustainability Awards applicants continues to grow. We believe it is important to continue recognizing Illinois' leading private and public entities for their sustainability accomplishments. Award winners serve as role models to others, but also significantly contribute to natural resource preservation on this planet we call home.

To learn more about joining this impact and applying for an Illinois Sustainability Award, visit the Apply for the Awards page.