The City of Elgin has taken action 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.
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Sustainable Elgin Community Grant
Elgin Sustainability Commission (ESC) Sustainable Elgin Community Grant program is designed to encourage and support ideas that foster a more sustainable community within the City of Elgin. This program offers grant awards up to $1,500 which is for sustainability related projects, events, and programs.
Ideas for Sustainable Elgin Community grants should support goals of the City’s Sustainability Action Plan, such as work to:
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
Build a resilient, self-sustaining community;
Protect, preserve, restore, and/or maintain the natural environment; and/or,
Bring community members together to actively work to reduce their environmental impact.
Grant projects, programs, and events must take place in Elgin, and include a component of community education and/or resident engagement.
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