- 6 p.m.
- 3rd Thursday of each month
- Carbondale Civic Center
200 S Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901
Meetings are subject to cancellation if there is no business to discuss. The News Media will be notified of changes to this meeting schedule in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act.
Agendas & Minutes
View the Agendas and Minutes for the Carbondale Sustainability Commission meetings.
Carbondale Sustainability Survey
The Sustainability Commission is seeking ideas from the community to help develop a Sustainability Action Plan for Carbondale.
Ideas from individuals who live and work in Carbondale will be crucial in helping the City achieve its goals. Specific areas of interest include Energy in Built Infrastructure, Energy in Transportation, Water Use and Green Infrastructure, Food Production and Consumption, and Waste Reduction.
Reaching sustainability and resilience goals requires measurable reductions in the City’s contribution to greenhouse gases and an increase in its ability to withstand the impact of extreme weather events. However, there are many paths to achieve these measurable goals.
A Sustainability Survey is available in the June/July issue of the Carbondale Communique. It can also be accessed here. Completed surveys can be dropped off at City Hall or sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit ideas is Friday, August 16.
The Sustainability Commission will begin a community conversation in early fall to discuss the creation of Carbondale’s Sustainability Action Plan in more detail.
If you have questions or would like more information, contact Sustainability Action Plan Subcommittee member, Jane Cogie, at (618) 713-7024.
||Email Aur Beck
||Email Jane Cogie
|Nicholas Erwin (SIU Representative)
||Email Tom Grant
||Email Charles Howe
|Loren Polley (Refuse & Recycling Supervisor)
||Email Loren Polley
|Shaunak Talapatra (CCHS Representative)
||Email Scott Thorne
The Sustainability Commission is responsible for:
- Applying energy and environmental conservation principles throughout the City
- Increasing energy efficiency in transportation
- Recommending energy conservation in building code
- Recycling and the use of reusable materials
- Sharing information and expertise on environmental issues with other groups and organizations
- Studying possible incentives for renewable energy and energy conservation
- Nine members appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council
- One CCHS member, who resides within the City limits, to be appointed for a 1-year term
- One SIU Student member, who resides within the City limits, to be appointed for a 1-year term
- Two-thirds of all members must reside within City limits or 1 1/2 miles of City limits