C3 Leader Projects & Guides

C3 Leaders are making measurable environmental improvements in communities across Chicago. Click on the links below to read more about specific project guides as well as examples of C3 Leader projects which they have completed in their communities.

If you are interested in working with any of our C3 Leaders, email us at conservation@cityofchicago.org and we’ll put you in touch with the necessary people.


Land Preservation Guides
Chicago Park District Steward
Forest Preserves Steward

      Land Project Examples


Waste Reduction Guides
Reduce Reuse Recycle Rethink
Worms ate My Lunch Project Guide
Sustainable Backyard – Compost Bin


Water Conservation Guides
Adopt a Beach
Go Against the Flow Project Guide
Sustainable Backyard – Rain Barrel Project Guide

     Water Project Examples


Air and Energy Conservation Guides
Breathe Easier 
What Are You Waiting For?
Pool Your Resources

      Air & Energy Project Examples


Green Health Guides
Sustainable Local Food Project Guide
Healthy Green Home Project Guide
Breathe Easier
What Are You Waiting For?
Living Green
Going Places


Air, Energy, Land and Water Guides
Green A Festival Project Guide
Green Your Office Project Guide
Living Green

      AWEL (Air, Water, Energy and Land) Project Examples


Additional Resources
Leader Print Materials