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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.

Program stats

*updated Q3 2021

Lamp

Energy assessments

Since 2019, 273 Oak Park homes underwent energy assessments, saving over 323,000 kWh, which is enough to power over 40 homes for one year.

Hands

community solar

275 Oak Park households have subscribed to community solar, enabling the generation of over 2,292,000 kWh of clean, solar energy, which avoids 1,625 metric tons of carbon pollution annually.

MC2 is Oak Park's community solar partner. Data reflected is beginning from Q1 2019.

Stained House

weatherization

Since 2019, 42 homes underwent free 

weatherization services, saving over 131,600 kWh, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by over 115 acres of forest in one year. 

Weatherizations are conducted through ComEd and Nicor. Data reflected is beginning from Q1 2019.