The Village of La Grange has a commitment to enhancing energy efficiency and environmental awareness through its various purchases, projects, policies, and programs.
As recommended by the La Grange Environmental Quality Control Commission, the Village Board adopted a resolution (PDF) at its April 23, 2018 meeting to endorse the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Greenest Region Compact 2 (GRC2). The GRC2 provides a template for the Village to help achieve meaningful and measurable environmental sustainability objectives. La Grange is joining a number of communities in the region that are working collaboratively to advance sustainability in their communities and in concert with regional, national and global initiatives.
A list of "Green Initiatives" (PDF) has been developed and is periodically updated in order to help keep track of the various initiatives that the Village has been involved with over time. The list of initiatives has been organized into five primary categories:
- Building / Infrastructure
- Village Services / Operations
- Community Development / Building and Zoning
- Event Promotion and Education
The Environmental Quality Control Commission periodically evaluates significant environmental initiatives and provides recommendations to the Village Board as needed.
Beginning with the Fiscal Year 2014 / 2015 Budget, the Village will denote green initiatives by placing a green dot next to line items that have been identified by the Village as having a green component.
For more information regarding "green initiatives" in the Village, please contact the Village Manager's office at (708) 579-2313.