Saturday, September 19, 2009

Public Meeting at Civic Center on September 24 - 7:30 p.m.

Is Glen Ellyn edging closer to becoming a Cool City? The Glen Ellyn Cool Cities Coalition will meet this Thursday, September 24th, at 7:30 pm. to discuss a presentation we will make to the Village Board in just a few weeks. Short and long term strategy will be discussed.
If you are new to the project, feel free to join us to learn how it works and how you can help. Note the new time is 7:30 p.m.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Individuals and Organizations Urged to Take the Pledge

I (We) believe in the goals of the Glen Ellyn Cool Cities Coalition to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to protect our environment. I (We) support the Village of Glen Ellyn taking the lead by setting goals and implementing action plans for green vehicle fleets, energy efficiency, and renewable energy opportunities. I (We) believe that it is also the responsibility of every citizen to protect the environment. I (We), therefore, pledge to further our commitment to the environment by learning the issues and choosing 3 or more actions each year.
Name _____________ Organization ______________________ Date ____________

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Cool news update

The Coalition has been working cooperatively with the Village of Glen Ellyn to find a way to perform a "baseline emissions inventory" for carbon dioxide and other gases that contribute to climate change at minimal cost during these austere times. Once this is done, we have a basis for developing plans for concrete and achievable emission reductions in the future. The good news is that the U.S. EPA has made available a summer intern to work on gathering data that is required by an emissions inventory computer model. The intern will run the model free of charge. This is also makes it unecessary for the Village to purchase the computer model at this time.