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Sustainability Commission News

  • On September 22, 2012, the Commission participated in Community Services Day handing out information about the Solid Waste Agency's Recycle First Trash Last Campaign as well as materials about the Village's Green Power Program.

  • On March 19, 2012 the Village Board accepted a recommendation from the Sustainability Commission to Approve the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County's 60% Recycling Task Force Report.

  • For Earth Day 2012, the Commission partnered with District 109 schools and the Deerfield High School Earthworks Club to educate parents and students about the harmful effects of idling.

  • On September 10, 2011 the Commission hosted a booth at  Community Services Day to hand out information about sustainability.  The Commission handed out frisbees made of recycled plastic and tree seedlings that residents could plant in their yards. 

  • At the April 20, 2011 Village Board meeting, Commission Chairman Wylie received a proclamation from Mayor Rosenthal designating April 22, 2011 as Earth Day in the Village of Deerfield.

  • On January 4, 2011, the Commission recommended Village Board approval of the new village waste hauling and recycling collection contract be awarded to Waste Management. The recommendation noted the sustainable advantages of Waste Management’s proposal. Among these are:

    • A reduced number of collection days reducing local traffic and improving air quality
    • The use of trucks fueled by compressed natural gas, a cleaner burning fuel.
    • Provision of free trial kits for battery and fluorescent light bulb recycling
  • On January 19, 2011 the Commission viewed a presentation by the Community Development Department of the Lake County Model Renewable Energy Ordinance. This model ordinance developed in concert with other Lake County communities to proactively address the zoning issues that can arise with the use of renewable energy systems.  The Plan Commission reviewed the ordinances and the Village Board approved the final set of ordinances on February 21, 2012.

  • On January 19, 2011 the Commission reviewed and recommended that the Village Board authorize the Mayor to sign the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. For more on the agreement please follow the following link to the Mayors Climate Protection Center website. http://www.usmayors.org/climateprotection/agreement.htm

  • On February 7, 2011 the Village Board approved a request from the Commission to reduce its size from the originally established size of 12 voting members to 10 voting members. 

     

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