On Monday, February 4, 2008 City Council passed a resolution that endorses the Greenest Region Compact proposed by the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC). The Caucus created this document as a way for municipal governments in the Chicagoland region to set an example and provide leadership in environmentally friendly, "green" actions.
The Compact identifies practices that municipalities can implement to improve the region's air, water, and land quality; reduce greenhouse gases; minimize waste; and reduce energy use. An accompanying workbook outlines strategies for implementing these practices. Copies of all of the documents can be found on the Caucus' webpage at www.mayorscaucus.org.
Warrenville's Environmental Advisory Commission (EAC) reviewed the Compact and recommended its adoption to City Council. The Commission will head up and coordinate the public education and information efforts related to the Compact.
City Staff supports the ideals and concepts behind the Compact, and will work with the EAC to develop customized goals and action steps applicable to Warrenville that will make a true difference.
One of the Focus Areas of the City Council's adopted Strategic Plan entails environmental issues, priorities, and action steps, which mirror some of the goals of the Compact. It also should be noted that a number the recommendations included in the Compact are already standard practices for the City. These include replacing leaking water mains, use of Best Management Practices for storm water management, requiring water conserving plumbing fixtures for new construction, and curbside recycling program. These efforts will be included with the City's goals under the Compact and the customized goals that are developed will focus, in part, on expanding existing programs to increase resident participation and to maximize the environmental benefits.
Adopting this resolution is just another example of the City Council's efforts to foster green practices in the City and set the example as an environmentally friendly community. A copy of the resolution can be found at the link below.
Reconstruction of Warrenville Road with permeable brick pavers is the City’s first major “green” step showing the community’s strong commitment to the environment. Additional information on this project is available on Roadway Projects page.
Household Hazardous Waste Hotline: (630) 407-6760
Note: Styrofoam #6 is not accepted by the City's refuse hauler and should not be included in recycling bins. This product can be placed with refuse/garbage. For options on recycling #6 visit the Environmental Advisory Commission's page.