The Greenest Region Compact (GRC) promotes sustainability in the Chicago region with an emphasis on building strong and vibrant communities. To date, more than 100 municipalities have signed the GRC, which addresses 10 areas, including climate, economic development, energy, land, leadership, mobility, municipal operations, sustainable communities, water, and waste & recycling.
The GRC guides municipalities towards sustainable goals and actions and encourages communities to work together to create a sustainable region. The compact aligns community priorities, builds on existing best practices, and capitalizes on the collective wisdom of local leaders in the metropolitan region.
In Geneva, the GRC was originally adopted in 2007, but an updated resolution was passed in 2017 to reassert our commitment to ensuring a thriving community suitable for generations to come. We are currently in the early stages of developing a more comprehensive sustainability plan, so be sure to stay on the lookout for future updates.
The GRC was created by bringing together common goals and practical strategies from all 275 member communities of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. By adopting the GRC, Geneva joins forces with municipal leaders in creating a more sustainable region.