Sustainability Briefs are short (2-3 page) reports created by Sustainability Working Group members. The reports outline a specific sustainable topic relating to each group's focus. They are great way to spread the word about sustainability and educate the community. Click below to learn more about a sustainable topic.
Water Resources Group
Hydroelectric power on the Fox River
Alternative Energy Group
Native Planting, Cultivars and Turf Grass
Green Infrastructure Group
Food Waste Composting
Waste Management and Recycling Group
Rain Garden Homeowner's Guide
Learn about the city's parkway rain gardens, native plants and some helpful hints for creating your own rain garden!
Elgin Environmental Research
What are our community's greatest sources of emissions?
2005 Community Emissions
How healthy are our natural resources?
Air Quality since 2000
Acreage of Parks per 1000 Citizens
303(d) Listed Water Courses in and around Elgin
How sustainable are our land use and development patterns?
Walkable Access to Fresh Food
Commuting Time since 1980
Green Buildings in Elgin
Land Cover Statistics
How are we at risk over the long-term from the impacts of a changing climate?
Elgin Temperature since 1976