U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy gets Chicagoans Fired Up

“We have to stop moping, folks. I am tired of moping. We have to keep our heads up and walk with purpose!” That’s what former US EPA Administrator told more than 200 business, environmental and civic leaders at an ELPC hosted luncheon on February 21.

As Gina said, “we are living in scary times,” but her message that environmental change starts at the local level rings so true to ELPC. While we continue the fight to stop rollbacks in Washington, we are leading the way for impactful environmental progress at home. We’re working to keep solar power growing with state policies that welcome investments in renewable energy. We’re working with cities to lead the way on meaningful action to address our climate change problems.

CLICK HERE to watch Gina’s full speech.

We were also honored to also be joined by United States Senator Dick Durbin, Congressman Mike Quigley and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky as speakers who buoyed off Gina’s message of never giving up, and continuing to fight for a better environment. You can view a selection of photos from the event below.


Thank you to everyone who joined us for this inspiring event and we hope to see you at our 25th Anniversary Gala this spring!

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