The Village supports the efforts of the CHCO2 Footprint Project to
promote environmental education in our community. The CHCO2 Footprint
Project is a non-profit organization to support the community of
Clarendon Hills with environmental education to reduce our individual
and collective carbon footprints.
Its goals are to create a positive
dialog with the community about environmental issues; to provide
resources and links to organizations that support carbon footprint
reduction; and to encourage sustainability and “thrivability” within our
community though activities and implementation of environmental
Using the Nature Conservancy Website and carbon footprint calculator as
our model, our organization will encourage residents to calculate their
current individual and household footprint. Educational events and
resources will be posted on a website to support carbon footprint
reduction. As a community, we will set goals to reduce our collective
carbon footprint in fun and creative ways. Education programs will cover
the following categories: Water Management; Energy; Food and Diet;
Transportation; Recycling and Waste; and Design.
Footprint Project Wins Award - The footprint has become the “talk of the town” and has inspired other. Read the complete story on the AIA Northeast Illinois page.