Save Money and Energy by Pledging to Take Energy Efficient Actions
In recognition of Energy Efficiency Day on October 4, the Village of Skokie encourages community members to take actions at home to save on their energy bills and reduce pollution.
At the October 2 Village Board meeting, Mayor George Van Dusen read a proclamation declaring the first Wednesday in October as Energy Efficiency Day in Skokie, urging resident to join the Village in supporting its clean energy goals and working toward energy efficiency.
Actions You Can Take
Community members looking to reduce their utility bills and save energy are encouraged to take the Village’s Energy Efficiency Day pledge, which includes a number of no-cost energy efficient actions and helpful resources. Actions include taking advantage of energy efficient appliance rebates, ordering a free home weatherization kit, enrolling in energy-saving utility programs, and more.
In 2022, the Village Board adopted the Skokie Environmental Sustainability Plan, which aims to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. To date, the Village has implemented a number of strategies to make progress towards its goals, including:
- Achieving SolSmart Gold designation, making it easier for residents and businesses to benefit from solar energy
- Reducing the amount of waste sent to the landfill through the implementation of Village curbside and drop-off composting programs and transition to once-a-week refuse collection
- Transitioning to 100 percent electric equipment for Village landscaping crews
- Installing energy efficient lighting in all six Village facilities through the ComEd Energy Savings Program
Community members can stay up to date with the Village’s progress at skokie.org/sustainability.