Policy

Listing of government policy at the city, state, and federal levels

that meaningfully impacts the environmental sustainability of Edgewater.

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Holistic climate and economic legislation that phases out fossil fuels and promotes renewables in the energy sector, extends energy efficiency and green building programs, supports disadvantaged communities affected by fossil fuels and the transition from them, and more.

Year:

2021

Level:

state

Status:

adopted

EEC position:

support

Ordinance that creates a managed native garden registry to prevent enforcement actions and fines under the current Weed Ordinance from affecting native / sustainable landscaping.

Year:

2021

Level:

city

Status:

passed

EEC position:

support

Reduces plastic pollution by eliminating significant sources of single-use plastic in Chicago, advancing sustainable solutions to keep drinking water clean and ecosystems healthy.

Year:

2021

Level:

city

Status:

introduced

EEC position:

support

Establishes a Board bringing together agency heads, arborists, community leaders, and elected officials to coordinate efforts and discuss ways to sustain and grow the City’s tree canopy. It will identify opportunities to supplement public funds with private donations, increase public education, and recommend needed changes to City laws.

Year:

2021

Level:

city

Status:

passed

EEC position:

support

Affirms that access to safe water is a basic human right, and amends various ordinances to ensure equitable access to such water at affordable cost.

Year:

2021

Level:

city

Status:

introduced

EEC position:

support

Resolution declaring a state of climate emergency that threatens the health and well-being of Chicago's inhabitants and environment, resolving to allocate funds to promote urgent climate action, and calling on state, federal, and international governments to follow suit.

Year:

2020

Level:

city

Status:

adopted

EEC position:

support

Executive Order adding Illinois to the U.S. Climate Alliance and committing it to advance the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Assigns IL-EPA as the lead agency to coordinate the state's climate policies, including reducing GHG emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025.

Year:

2019

Level:

state

Status:

signed

EEC position:

n/a