Resolve to Become a Cool Citizen!
The Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition is a volunteer coalition of local institutions, organizations, business leaders and citizens working to achieve the goals of the Sierra Club Cool Cities campaign and the U.S. Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement.
The Sierra Club Cool Cities campaign empowers city residents and local leaders to join and encourage their cities to implement smart energy solutions to save money and build a cleaner, safer future.
The City of Elmhurst, along with more than 900 other cities around the country, has made a commitment to stopping global warming. Elmhurst Mayor Thomas Marcucci signed the U.S. Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement in October of 2007.
Initiated and led by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement (USCPA) is a pledge by mayors to reduce global warming pollution in their cities by 7% below 1990 levels by the year 2012.
In Elmhurst, the League of Women Voters has been instrumental in forming and leading the coalition, along with local Sierra Club members. See accompanying article about how the Elmhurst Coalition got started in 2007.
Global warming requires solutions at every level. Cool Cities not only brings real solutions at local levels, it also showcases solutions for others to model and builds leadership to ensure solutions are implemented at state levels and nation-wide. Hybrid cars, energy efficient buildings, and renewable energy are just a few of the many ways to make this real.
(Taken from the Elmhurst Cool Cities Coaltion Web-site at http://www.elmhurstcoolcities.org/who-we-are.html).
To read more about the League's involvement with the Cool Cities Coalition, click here.
an overview of Elmhurst Cool Cities' history and activities,
and the Elmhurst
Cool Cities Pledge. You can help by taking the
Cool Cities Pledge yourself and making a personal commitment
to keep our environment at the forefront of your daily activities.
2012-2013 Meetings of the Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition
The Coalition welcomes new organizations, business leaders and citizens to join its efforts and promote its mission. Come to its monthly meetins to share your ideas, or come to learn more about how you can help make the Elmhurst community a more environmentally friendly and sustainable place to live. The Coatilion meets at the Elmhurst Public Library on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Meetings are scheduled as follows:
2012: September 4, October 2, November 6, and December 4
2013: January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 11, July 9,
Green Fest in Elmhurst
When held, the goal of Green Fest is to educate our community
on ways individuals can reduce their tCO2e footprint (Carbon footprint)
through fun, hands-on exhibits, interesting speakers, and the
introduction of eco-friendly products and services.
LWV Elmhurst Board Members Cheri
Niewiara and Connie Zillig
enjoyed the 2nd Annual Green Fest in Elmhurst.
Notes from the Cool Cities Coalition
The Citizens Utility Board is offering FREE energy audits on-line for Com Ed customers. You need your Com Ed account number to receive a personalized analysis of your energy usage and ideas for reducing your energy use. 190 residents in Evanston have saved over $15,000 by implementing the energy-saving ideas. Go to http://www.cubenergysaver.com/ to sign-up for the audit, and also learn about how much other municipalities have saved.
Elmhurst Energy Audit
Click here, to view Elmhurst's Energy and Emissions Profile, which provides information about how
energy is consumed by the residents and businesses in Elmhurst, and to help us prioritize
strategies for energy efficiency and conservation.