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Thank You: ELPC’s 20th Anniversary Event Recap

ThankYouEmailMore than 600 of ELPC’s supporters, friends and colleagues joined us for ELPC’s 20th Anniversary at Chicago’s Navy Pier Grand Ballroom for an energetic exchange of ideas, networking and fun on April 17th. It was a great evening both celebrating ELPC’s 20 years of successes with our many partners and serving as a powerful springboard for ELPC’s next 20 years of effective advocacy and results.

Thank you to all who were able to join us for this celebratory event. If you weren’t able to join us, you can still experience part of the energy online. Click here or on the image to access a collection of videos, photos, program notes, keynote speech excerpts and more.

The event was festive and reflected ELPC’s core values and mission: a stunning 10-solar panel entryway, videos from ELPC clients and colleagues highlighting our work together, three clean electric cars, a CNG van, nine electric bikes, six wind turbines (sort of) and a lot of great-tasting, local, healthy food and fine wine.  ELPC honored founding Board leaders Ellen Craig and Bob Graham, and the expert panel of corporate sustainability leader Art Gibson of Baxter, solar energy expert Julie Blunden, and political strategist and social investment entrepreneur David Wilhelm were savvy and interesting with WTTW Chicago Tonight’s Eddie Arruza serving as the focused moderator.

As I said at the April 17th event: “We’ve achieved great progress over 20 years, but no one at ELPC is resting on our laurels. We’re do’ers who are ambitious to achieve change, and we have new strategic initiatives to make an even bigger difference during ELPC’s next 20 years. But we won’t do it alone. We’ll do it together with the people and partners in this room and others whom we will bring together.”

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Thank you for all you have done, and thank you, in advance, for all you and ELPC will be doing while working together to save the planet. Like Daniel Burnham, ELPC is making no small plans. Let’s move forward together.


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