The Illinois Renewable Energy Association (IREA) is a group of people who are interested in energy efficiency, renewable energy and earth friendly technology.
We first came together on Summer Solstice, 1999, to develop plans for an energy fair similar to the Midwest Energy Fair that focused on the special needs of Illinois residents. We examined both urban/suburban and rural needs for renewable energy and chose to approach the majority of people where they live now, both physically and psychologically: in the city and suburbs.
Since that time the group has developed plans for further public information programs for both urban/suburban and rural residents.
Programs provide public education for both those who are learning about renewable energy for the first time and those who have made a major commitment to redesigning their lifestyles; allow communication between grass roots alternative energy supporters; and provide display opportunities for exhibitors, furthering their educational efforts.
In May, 2001 the IREA was granted non-profit status from the state of Illinois, and in January, 2003 we were granted our 501(3)(c) status from the federal government.
If you would like to become a member and help support the IREA's efforts, please visit our membership page, and fill out and submit our membership form.