The City of Elgin has taken action on climate change through varies efforts aimed at minimizing carbon emissions, sustaining the environment, and protecting natural resources, so that residents have a beautiful and safe community to live in, for generations to come.
Sustainability for Elgin, Illinois is a movement that complements community values to foster a cooperative spirit and reward efficient use of all resources locally, regionally, and globally; accomplished by incorporating the social, economic, and environmental objectives of our citizens into our policy, development, and culture.
Elgin's sustainability movement is guided by these principles:
To create a self sustaining community
To ensure that future generations can enjoy at least the same natural resources that we did
To preserve, minimize, and restore
To accept that we are one species among many
To evaluate current practices and policies to lessen our environmental footprint
To foster spaces that are healthy, energy efficient, and encourage community inter-connectivity