Press Release

Sente Honored for Commitment to Environmental Stewardship


VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is being recognized for her commitment to environmental stewardship, receiving a 100 percent pro-environment rating on the Illinois Environmental Council’s (IEC) 2015 Environmental Scorecard.

“As Vice-Chair of the House Environment Committee and the former owner of an architectural firm specializing in green design, it is an honor to be recognized for my commitment to creating a more sustainable Illinois,” Sente said. “We all have a responsibility to help protect our natural resources. Whether through policy changes or community initiatives, we are all in this together.”

Sente was named as one of the General Assembly members who have demonstrated a strong environmental voting record during the spring legislative session. Sente worked with ICE and other environmental advocates in support of measures that would incentivize the creation of green jobs, expand the recycling of electronics, prohibit the sale of certain invasive plant species, stop the disposal of hazardous waste products in landfills and create temporary and permanent collection sites for organic compost.

“Representative Carol Sente stood with the environmental community on several different pieces of key legislation this spring,” said Jennifer Walling, Executive Director of the Illinois Environmental Council. “The IEC is honored by Sente’s leadership on environmental issues and we look forward to future collaborations.”