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"The eyes of the future are looking back at us, and they are praying that we might see beyond our own time."

- Terry Tempest Williams


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Draw the Line event at the Symbol
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Rockford, IL

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Rockford Mayor

Tom McNamara joins the

Climate Mayors Pledge

About Us

Forest City 350 is a diverse group of activists from the Stateline region, centered in Rockford, IL.  

Our mission is

To raise awareness of Global Climate Crisis

To teach creatively, gather together citizens using the arts

To resist/ demonstrate by actions, theatre, writing

To support alternate energy future

To collaborate with 350 and other climate initiatives

To create a multi-generational frontier in Rockford Region

To build coalitions with local initiatives


The beauty of the 350 movement is that there is something for everyone. No matter what your talents and abilities are, we need you! We have created several task forces to bring about focused change in our communities.  

Think global,
act local!

Our group hosts skill share educational meetings once a month along with other events such as film showings, presentations, art shows, street theater, poetry readings and more to raise awareness and open a dialogue about climate change issues! Like us on facebook and join our 350 Local group to stay in touch!

Get Involved

The work of combating climate change is indeed a daunting task. Yet, there is a growing worldwide movement to turn the tide on climate change and create a sustainable future. When your grandchildren ask what you did when facing the greatest threat humankind has ever known, what stories will you tell?



The way we see the world shapes the way we treat it. If a mountain is a deity, not a pile of ore; if a river is one of the veins of the land, not potential irrigation water; if a forest is a sacred grove, not timber; if other species are biological kin, not resources; or if the planet is our mother, not an opportunity—then we will treat each other with greater respect. Thus is the challenge, to look at the world from a different perspective. - David Suzuki

Check us out on facebook
& Twitter:  @forestcity350
See our photos on Flickr
Forest City 350 is located in Rockford, IL

Check-out our regional 350 sister groups:


Dekalb, IL: 350Kishwaukee


Elgin, IL: Elgin Green Groups - 350


Madison, WI: 350 Madison - Climate Action Team


Chicago, IL: Chicago 350, Rising Tide Chicago

SOIL: Save Our Illinois Land

Rockford Coalition for a Sustainable Future




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