Sustainable Environmental Advisory Commission


The mission of the Skokie Sustainable Environmental Advisory Commission (SEAC) is to be a resource for the Mayor and Board of Trustees, informing them how their actions and policies may impact the Village of Skokie on an Environmental basis. Some notable accomplishments of the Commission include a recommendation to a change to the Village code, allowing composting of certain household food scraps, in additional to yard waste, on single-family residential properties. SEAC also is in charge of the Skokie Residential Sustainability Awards that recognizes households that demonstrate exceptional commitment to sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices.


Fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.
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Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings and are posted on the Village website. Minutes are available following approval.
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Jennifer Grossman, Chair
Jim McNelis, Vice Chair
Christopher Buccola
Andrew D. DeCanniere
Michael Gershbein 
Lisa Gotkin
Alma Likic
Olivia Mahoney
Rick Moskovitz

Emily Okallau
Robert Render
Charles Saxe

Khem Khoeun, Trustee
Ralph Klein, Trustee
Max Slankard, Director of Public Works
Elizabeth Zimmerman, Assistant to the Public Works Director

The Sustainable Environmental Advisory Commission has up to 12 members. 

Sustainable Environmental Advisory Commission Vacancies: 0
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Residential Sustainability Award

Nominate a neighbor or yourself for a 2024 Residential Sustainability Award! 

Skokie Residential Energy Efficiency Awards were developed by the Sustainable Environmental Advisory Commission (SEAC) in collaboration with members of Go Green Skokie to recognize households that demonstrate exceptional commitment to sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices within the Village of Skokie.

Environmental Sustainability Plan

Final ESP Cover (JPG)On November 21, 2022 the Village Board approved the new Environmental Sustainability Plan, which will help guide the Village's programs, policies, and actions through 2030.  Among the goals set forth in the plan is a 35 percent reduction in community-wide greenhouse gas emissions.  

Learn more about the Village's new Environmental Sustainability Plan, including links to view or download the 2022 Environmental Sustainability Plan, the 2016 - 2021 Environmental Sustainability Plan, and the 2022 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report.

Check out the Sustainability-at-Home page for more great resources on how to be a sustainable neighbor including:

  • The Skokie Recycling Program Brochure and information on hard-to-recycle items
  • Composting programs like the Curbside Food Scrap Collection, and Community composting program
  • SWANCC Green Pages Reuse and Recycling Directory
  • Energy Efficiency options for residents
  • Solar options for Skokie residents
  • Rain gardens and pollinator-friendly landscaping tips
  • Front Yard Gardening and Hoop Houses
  • Walking and Biking tips