During the past 3.5 years, 17 Illinois community colleges and their partners have created 35 certificate and degree programs to prepare students for careers in green industry sectors.

IGEN is pleased to partner with the AACC and the SEED Center to promote and support the Campus as a Living Laboratory model on community colleges across the state.

IGEN is engaged in a national dialogue connecting the sustainability movement and the developing concept of resilient communities.


Stephen Bell and Sherry Burlingame on Good Company

Illinois Green Economy Network Executive Director, Stephen Bell, and Director of the Career Pathways Project, Dr. Sherry Burlingame appear on "Good Company".

Heartland Community College's Sustainable & Renewal Energy Programs

Heartland Community College's Sustainable and Renewable Energy Programs offer education in green fields. Chris Miller, Industrial Technology Professor at HCC, is in with more on these great programs!

ICC's Deconstruction Program

The Illinois Green Economy Network has another great program for those going into the construction field! Regional Coordinator for IGEN & Career Pathways, Diana Fuller, and ICC Deconstruction Instructor, Randy Jacobs, join us with more on ICC's great programs!



All 39 community college districts and 48 campuses in Illinois are members of the Illinois Green Economy Network.

Member benefits include:

  • Opportunities to participate in IGEN funded initiatives
    and programs
  • Opportunities to collaborate with other member colleges
    and partners
  • Receive the monthly newsletter, Network News
  • Increase visibility for college sustainability successes
    statewide and nationally

Please contact a member of the administrative team to find out how your college can be involved!

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