Greenest Region Compact
The Greenest Region Compact (GRC) promotes sustainability in communities around the Chicago region with an emphasis on building strong and vibrant communities. To date, more than 70 communities have signed the GRC, which addresses ten areas, including climate, economic development, energy, land, leadership, mobility, municipal operations, sustainable communities, water, and waste & recycling.
The GRC guides municipalities towards sustainable goals and actions and encourages communities to work together to create a sustainable region. It aligns community priorities, builds on existing best practices, and capitalizes on the collective wisdom of community leaders in the metropolitan region.
In Oswego, the GRC was adopted by municipal resolution in April 2016. Oswego has been a leader in the Chicago region in muncipal operations and building green facilties. To learn more about our efforts to preserve the environment for now and future generations, visit our Green Practices page.
The GRC represents consensus goals to build vibrant and strong communities, and sustain healthy environments for people and nature. It was created by bringing together common goals and practical strategies from all 275 member communities of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. By adopting the GRC, Oswego joins forces with municipal leaders in creating a more sustainable region.
To learn more about the Greenest Region Compact, visit the GRC page on the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus site.