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Since its beginning in April 2016, the Sustainability Task Force has focused on raising awareness of sustainability efforts already taking place throughout our community. The first activity was to develop an inventory of what Glencoe government agencies, organizations and businesses have done so far. The Task Force will update that list periodically, but it already provides a very positive example of what is possible right here at home, from rain gardens that reduce flood risks, to solar panels that diminish heating and cooling costs, to geothermal energy that reduces our carbon footprint and more.

The Sustainability Task Force also will be putting together a sustainable project clearinghouse." This will be a database of local projects to help other Glencoe residents green their own homes. Based on completed projects, the information will offer encouragement and resources for doing similar activities, from gardens, to low-flow fixtures, insulation, thermal windows, solar panels and beyond.

From the simple to the more complex undertakings, the Sustainability Task Force will
 be able to learn from our experienced Glencoe neighbors. The Task Force will be recommending other events and activities to facilitate Glencoes enhanced sustainability into the future.

Read the 2022 Annual Report. 
Read the 2021 Annual Report. 

Development of the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force

Since 2009, the Village of Glencoe has conducted a number of activities related to sustainability including agreements to share resources between units of government and reduce costs, as well as:

  1. A Sustainability Study in 2009 by the Contextual Design Review Commission;
  2. A review in 2010 by the Plan Commission of the "Recommended Strategies" and "Next Steps" included in the Sustainability Study;
  3. Hosting by the Plan Commission of meetings of public bodies and community groups to share sustainability initiatives, polices and practices;
  4. Formation of the Sustainability Working Group in 2011 to assist the Village in advance sustainability initiatives in the community, whose final report was finished in 2013, including a recommendation to create a more formal advisory body;
  5. Creation of the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force in April 2016 to discuss, analyze and recommend responsible sustainability initiatives to the Village Board.

Sustainability Task Force Members 

Brad Levison, Co-Chair
Larry Reilly, Co-Chair
Laurie Tuchman, Vice-Chair
Georgia Mihalopaulos, Village Board Representative 
Robert Breisblatt
Jaimie Fishman
Barney Gallagher
Tina Hostert
Helyn Latham
Linda Lin