Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Public Meeting on October 29

Cool Cities Meeting, 7:30 pm, in the Glen Ellyn Civic Center


Introducing the Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement to guests.

So we have been introduced to the Glen Ellyn Board of Trustees. Now what? A discussion of Village procedures and strategies.

The Chamber of Commerce has endorsed us. Who else shall we approach in the near term?

Educational program next year? Think big.

Create a video about people (e.g. building managers) who doing good things with building efficiency?

Future meeting locations and times.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

we are part of something big

We are part of something really, really big - check the Web link to the far right and look at images from all over the world showing people speaking out about climate change. The image here was taken at Blackwell Forest Preserve.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cool Cities Meetings

This is a busy month for Cool Cities in Glen Ellyn. On Monday, October 26 we are scheduled for a brief presentation to the Village Board at 8 p.m. This is an opportunity to introduce ourselves, to say who we are, and why we think Glen Ellyn should sign the U.S. Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement. To open the Board meeting, the Eco Club of Glenbard West H.S. will lead us in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Also, we had just provided an update to the Environmental Commission, which has been supportive.

On Thursday, October 29, we hold our regular monthly public meeting, 7:30 p.m., at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center. This will likely be the last meeting of its kind this year due to the upcoming holidays. It will be an important planning meeting, but the public is invited to learn about Cool Cities - so feel free to come and invite anyone that you think might be interested.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Cool Cities logo

This is a new logo adopted by the Glen Ellyn Cool Cities Coalition - courtesy of Bonnie Gahris of B.G. Design.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Over 1,000 cities have signed

Over 1,000 cities throughout America have signed on to the U.S. Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement. Two Illinois communities, Orland Park and Belleville (near St. Louis) are among the latest.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Upcoming Cool Cities events

Let's ride together. On Monday, October 26th, at 8 p.m., we are scheduled to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Glen Ellyn Board of Trustees meeting and to introduce ourselves to the Village Board. This will take place at the Civic Center on Duane Street.
Also, the next public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 29, for 7:30 p.m., also at the Civic Center.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Cool things happen in Glen Ellyn. The Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn has just received a Green Initiative Award. Stop by the hotel and restaurant and see the interesting design features. See details at
It takes leaders in business to show the way for energy conservation.