Green Initiatives

The Village of Wilmette is committed to promoting and creating a more sustainable environment through energy efficiency, improved stormwater management, water conservation, pollution reduction, and recycling.

For information on Wilmette’s Green Initiatives and tips on how you can lead a more sustainable life, please click on the links to the left.

Village Board Endorses Sustainability Effort

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, the Wilmette Village Board passed a resolution endorsing the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus’ Greenest Region Compact (GRC). To date, more than 70 communities have signed the GRC, which addresses ten areas, including climate, economic development, energy, land, leadership, mobility, municipal operations, sustainable communities, water, and waste & recycling.

By adopting the GRC, Wilmette joins forces with municipal leaders in creating a more sustainable region. Please click here for more information about Wilmette’s involvement in the GRC.

Village President Joins Climate Mayors

On August 28, 2018, Village President Bob Bielinski signed Resolution 2018-R-15authorizing President Bielinski to join Climate Mayors. Climate Mayors was founded in 2014 and is a bipartisan, peer-to-peer network of mayors of cities located throughout the United States that work together to demonstrate leadership on climate change. For more information on Climate Mayors please visit