September 1, 2016, marked the launch of Architects Advocate Action on Climate Change, an industry-focused public outreach campaign that aims to focus on the issue of climate change and its affects on healthy and livable communities and cities.

As Curbed reported, the idea started with Krueck + Sexton Architects and “after starting to reach out and approach other firms five weeks ago, the campaign has grown to include 68 Chicago-based architecture firms as well as 6 design and engineering firms, including Studio Gang, John Ronan Architects, JGMA, JAHN, and Brininstool + Lynch. Chicago’s architecture community has shown leadership on the issue of climate change, helping Illinois earn the title of top-ranked state for LEED-certified space for the third year in a row”

Thomas Jacobs, principle at Krueck + Sexton Architects, notes that there’s been silence surrounding climate change; it’s time to try making a change before it becomes too late.

The goal in bringing together these firms is to push for climate change legislation. The group is also open to “other professionals in related fields, such as construction and engineering, to get involved.”

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