The Greenest Region Compact (GRC) is a collaboration of over 70 communities working towards creating a more sustainable region. It was created by bringing together common goals and practical strategies from all 275 member communities of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus.
The consensus goals of the Compact address ten areas, including climate, economic development, energy, land, leadership, mobility, municipal operations, sustainable communities, water, and waste & recycling. These goals help guide coordinated efforts across the region to enhance quality of life for residents, protection and stewardship of the environment, and sustainable economic vitality.
The GRC provides a companion Framework document, which municipalities can use as a guide to implement their own sustainability plans. The Village’s Environmental & Energy Commission has begun working on a comprehensive sustainability plan for the Village in accordance with the goals of the Greenest Region Compact. Click here to view the most recent version of Wilmette’s Draft Sustainability Plan.