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Climate

The overall objective is to reduce air pollution in and near Winnetka. Given the increasing need for clean air, it is importance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. The Village enforces a no-idling policy for Village-owned trucks and equipment as well as employs strategic placement of no idling signage in commuter areas. The Village holds status as an Illinois Green Fleets Community through having and supporting environmentally friendly vehicles and fuels to improve air quality. The Village also enforces a gas-powered leaf blower ban during the summer.

GRC2 Climate Goals

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Maintain clean and healthful air
  • Develop resiliency to climate change impacts
  • Engage the community in climate change mitigation and adaptation
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