Great news from Deerfield! Our Village Board of Trustees passed a Sustainability Resolution to reduce village wide GHG emissions 45% by 2030, and net zero by 2050. Read the full resolution here. It took 12 months of Go Green Deerfield working closely with our Mayor, Village Staff, and the Board of Trustees to bring this to a vote last night. It passed 5 to 1 and we are all very excited!
This step paves the way to taking Action- Village wide. Our next step is to work with the Village to create a Green Action Task Force to carry out these goals. While our ultimate goal is to bring all stakeholders together, we intend to start with a smaller group to quickly pull together a plan and start implementing ready-to-go actions. Our target timing to have this task force in place is by late March/ early April.
This outcome is the work of many, including each of you. You have been open, supportive and collaborative partners in this joint effort to address climate change. Every experience you shared, every person you connected us with, and every piece of knowledge you offered played a role in getting us to where we are today. Thank You!