BATAVIA, IL — The League of Women Voters of Central Kane County invites the public to the Batavia Public Library on November 3rd to learn more about Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA), Public Act 102-0662, and its implications for Illinois and for our local communities.
The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act is a piece of sweeping environmental legislation that was passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Pritzker on September 15, 2021. Widely seen as one of the most ambitious pieces of state climate legislation in the country, the legislation aims to significantly reduce carbon pollution, transition Illinois away from fossil fuels, boost jobs and business opportunities in the “green” economy, and address inequity that has historically left certain communities to suffer disproportional impact from climate change and pollution.
The program will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 3rd at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. in Batavia, IL 60510. Those unable to join in person may join via Zoom at this Zoom Link.
Susan Russo will be presenting and facilitating the Q&A on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Central Kane County. As a longtime resident of Batavia, Ms. Russo has been active in environmental, educational, and historical organizations. As past president of the Batavia Public Library Board of Trustees, she was instrumental in the planning and construction of the current Batavia library facility. Ms. Russo has also served as past president of the League of Women Voters Central Kane County.
“The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) opens up an incredible opportunity for the State of Illinois to move towards a more sustainable future that benefits all of us,” explained Ms. Russo. “Our presentation will provide an overview of the legislation and will highlight its key opportunities and impacts for local residents and businesses. By the end of the evening, attendees will have a clearer understanding of the legislation and the opportunities it offers.”
“The League of Women Voters of Central Kane County is excited to provide this important, nonpartisan educational opportunity to the community,” said Jean Pierce, Vice President. “Environmental issues impact our daily lives and are critically important to our future. We encourage community members to take advantage of opportunities to learn more about the issues and get involved in the solutions.”