At the Wednesday, 12/02/2020, City Council meeting, the members approved the budget, allowing the City Of Elgin to create a full-time staff position for managing sustainability efforts.

Mayor Comments

“As I see it, the position would include overseeing the liaison efforts needed to assist the Sustainability Commission and also to seek grants to further the work of the Sustainability Commission, to name a few,” noted Mayor David Kaptain.

Sustainability Action Plan

Originally adopted by the City Council in 2011, Elgin’s Sustainability Action Plan includes 9 areas: Alternative Energy, Economic Development, Green Building Technologies, Green Infrastructure, Health Living & Community Education, Recycling & Waste Management, Transportation & Mobility, Urban Design, and Water Resources.

Read more about Elgin’s Sustainability Commission and Sustainability Honor Roll on the City Of Elgin website’s Sustainability Action Plan page HERE.

Sustainability Commission

The next meeting is set for Tuesday, December 8. Check out the agenda HERE.

To A Greener Future

Elgin Green Groups 350 is looking forward to seeing Elgin’s efforts enhanced by the new Chief Sustainability Officer.

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