Cool Joliet has been around for a while. We have accomplished great things such as getting the city of Joliet to sign on to the mayors' climate action agreement (a cool city designation), helping a few elementary schools to start gardening, making a community garden, and educating people about the importance of clean air, water, and soil.
On Dec. 2, 2014 the Board of Directors of Cool Joliet voted to disband. This does not mean that we have given up trying to bring about conditions for clean air, water, and soil, but that we are simply laying down this tool in order to pick up other ones to accomplish the job. Perhaps it is a sign of the times that on Dec. 2 Bill McKibben also announced he is stepping down from his position at

While we didn't have a lot of money in our treasury we do have some which we are proud to be able to donate to Warren Sharpe Community Center, Forest Park Community Center, and St. Joseph's Academy to use for their vegetable gardening projects.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can help to decrease pollution in our community. If we can't personally help there is a good chance we will know someone who can.


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