Help Shape Illinois’ Plan to Conserve 30% of Land by 2030

Register today for the Chicago Food Justice Summit

16th Annual Chicago Food Justice Summit - Starts Friday, you're invited
Register today and learn about the “30 by 30” program with Liz Rupel Friday February 26th

You can help shape how our state can reach a bold and urgent goal to protect 30% of Illinois’ land and resources by 2030!

Join the Alliance and partners, Lindsay Keeney and Eliot Clay with Illinois Environmental Council, for a virtual listening session on Friday at 1pm:

Help Shape Illinois’ Plan to Conserve 30% of its land by 2030:
Interactive Listening Session to build an equitable 30×30 Illinois Plan
Friday, Feb. 26th at 1pm
@ The Chicago Food Justice Summit
February 25, 26 & March 5,6

In this workshop, participants will imagine what Illinois would look like if 30% of its land was protected by 2030 and what steps to get us there.

Leading conservation scientists, Indigenous leaders, and international organizations tell us that in order to stop the dual extinction and climate crises and preserve clean water, clean air, and a stable climate, we need to conserve 50% of the planet by 2050.

In the U.S., that means we need to protect 30% of our land and water by 2030. Last month, President Biden signed an Executive Order pledging to reach 30 by 30.

With your input, Illinois’ 30 by 30 Plan will create a more equitable and inclusive vision for nature conservation, support private conservation and locally-led conservation, create green jobs, strengthen the local food economy, and support sustainable agriculture.

This workshop is a partnership between the Alliance and the Illinois Environmental Council.

Eliot Clay
Agriculture & Water Programs Director
Illinois Environmental Council
Lindsay Keeney
Conservation Director
Illinois Environmental Council

600+ participants are already registered!

16th Annual Chicago Food Justice Summit - Starts Friday, you're invited - Breaking bread with Joseluis Ortiz & Elena Terry

The Chicago Food Justice Summit opens this Thursday at 10:30am with a keynote address from Elena Terry of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Food and Culinary Program Coordinator for the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance and Founder and Executive Chef of Wild Bearies.

Following Elena’s keynote will be a panel with JoseLuis Ortiz of the Genizaro Nation, Community Liaison for the GreenRoots Institute and founder of Dream New Mexico LLC, moderated by Aasia Castaneda with CFPAC.

The discussion will cover a variety of topics including Elena and Joseluis’s pathways into food justice work, navigating community engagement efforts while in partnership with academic institutions, as well as unique similarities and differences in promoting universal sovereignty and resilience models in the Midwest and Southwest.

CFPAC’s 16th Annual Chicago Food Justice Summit 
Feb. 25, 26 & March 5,6

The Summit is virtual for the first time so you can enjoy all the workshops and presentations from the comfort of home. Stop by our virtual booth to say hello!