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climate ready
oak park

On Aug. 1, 2022, the Village Board adopted Climate Ready Oak Park, a comprehensive and long-range plan developed in response to the global climate crisis. The plan offers an ambitious vision, concrete commitments and actions that can be undertaken by all community members and organizations.

Climate Ready Oak Park Commitments

  1. Decrease community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030.

  2. Achieve community-wide net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
  3. Meet the energy needs of Village facilities with 100% renewable electricity by 2030.

  4. Establish 30% of Oak Park’s land as green infrastructure or enhanced park management.

  5. Direct 40% of public climate and sustainability dollars to the most vulnerable.

  6. Partner with the most impacted to create climate and sustainability policies and programs.

Climate ready progress


Electric vehicles

In 2022...


5 all-electric sedans in the Village fleet


18 public charging stations and EV parking spaces in Village parking lots


462 electric vehicles were registered in Oak Park


community solar

In 2022, almost 400 Oak Park residents and small businesses subscribed to clean energy through community solar

Since the Oak Park community solar program launched in 2020...

Over 3.5 Million kWh of solar energy generated


Nearly $55,000 saved on  electricity bills

Stained House


In 2022, Oak Park invested

over $600,000 in energy efficiency and weatherization upgrades through the Oak Park Energy Grant Program

Since 2019, 273 Oak Park homes have had energy assessments, saving over 323,000 kWh -

enough to power over 40 homes for one year


clean energy

In 2022...


278 Oak Park rooftops had solar panels

Nearly $600,000 was invested in rooftop solar by Oak Park Energy Grant awardees

Nearly 60 kW of new rooftop solar was contracted for through the Grow Solar Chicagoland bulk purchasing discount program

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