In response to Governor Pritzker’s recent announcement of Eight Principles for a Clean and Renewable Illinois Economy Michelle Parker, Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Great Lakes issued the following statement:
"The threat posed by climate change to both people and wildlife is undeniable and Audubon Great Lakes applauds Governor Pritzker’s proposal to prioritize bold climate legislation this fall. It sends a clear message that Illinois will be part of the solution for a cleaner future. Audubon’s climate report, Survival By Degrees, found that if global temperatures are allowed to rise at current levels, two-thirds of North American bird species will be vulnerable to extinction unless we take immediate action. We look forward to working with the Governor and our local partners to find solutions to the climate crisis that protects our natural resources, while also strengthening our recovering economy, and providing resources for communities who shoulder the burden of our changing climate."
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Audubon works throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. State programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon believes in a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Learn more at www.audubon.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @audubonsociety. Audubon Great Lakes is a regional office of Audubon. Learn more at gl.audubon.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.