Green Pays on Green Days
Grand Prize Winner

2008 Grand Prize Winner

The Partners for Clean Air selected Leona Benak of Elk Grove Village as the winner of the 2008 Toyota Prius hybrid at the Green Pays on Green Days grand prize drawing.  Benak was one of 44 finalists invited to a closing ceremony that took place at the Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park.  The grand prize Toyota Prius was donated by Toyota Motor Sales and Your Chicagoland Toyota Dealers. Click here for the full press release.


This year's Green Pays on Green Days program has ended. Keep checking the Partners for Clean Air site for your daily air quality information as well as information on the 2009 Green Pays on Green Days program.

Remember you can make “Just One Thing” part of your everyday life by following one or more of these easy tips.

  • Do not burn leaves and other yard waste.
  • Avoid using fire pits on Air Pollution Action Days.
  • Take public transit.
  • Use a charcoal chimney or electric starter instead of lighter fluid when grilling.
  • Conserve energy at home to reduce energy demands on power plants.

View the Green Pays on Green Days 2007 Closing Ceremony Slideshow


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Other Environmental Opportunities:

Subscribe to Air Pollution Action Day Alerts - Sign-up to receive Air Pollution Action Day notices, and be automatically notified by e-mail when an Air Pollution Action Day has been called. ***TO SUBSCRIBE, simply send an e-mail to with Air Pollution Action Day Notification in the subject line, no other message is necessary. We will e-mail you back to confirm your enrollment, and that's it! Air pollution forecasts are also available on the this website.

Join the Clean Air Counts Campaign! - You don't have to limit your "green actions" to Air Pollution Action Days. The Clean Air Counts Campaign encourages individuals and organizations in the Chicago Metropolitan Area to engage in air-friendly activities that will help make every day a green day!"

The Partners for Clean Air Steering Committee directs the programs of the Partners for Clean Air coalition. Steering Committee members are: