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Sustainable Chicago 2015

The 2012-2015 Sustainable Chicago Highlights & Look Ahead is now available!  

Please click her to learn how the City and partners are working together to build a truly enduring, sustainable Chicago.

Sustainable Chicago 2015 Action Agenda

"A sustainable Chicago is a city that spends less on energy use with each passing year, creates good-paying jobs in up-and-coming industries, responsibly maintains and upgrades its infrastructure, and ensures every Chicagoan has the opportunity to live a healthy and active lifestyle." - Mayor Emanuel

The Sustainable Chicago Action Agenda represents Mayor Emanuel's vision to make our city more livable, competitive, and sustainable.  The plan, which launched in 2012, outlines 7 themes, 24 goals, and 100 concrete actions that comprise a clear commitment to leadership, partnership, and positive impact. The plan also offers a roadmap for how residents and businesses can contribute to Chicago's ambitious sustainability goals.

Sustainable Chicago's 7 themes are mutually-reinforcing, with success in one area supporting many other related efforts:

  1. Economic Development and Job Creation
  2. Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy
  3. Transportation Options
  4. Water and Wastewater
  5. Parks, Open Space and Healthy Food
  6. Waste and Recycling
  7. Climate Change


Sustainable Chicago 2015 Action Agenda and Progress Updates:

Please follow the links below to download the Sustainable Chicago Action Agenda and 2012-2015 progress updates:

    Sustainable Chicago 2012-2015 Highlights & Look Ahead