Cool Cities Committee - Green Initiatives Page

Chris Krusa, Co-chair, 5/1/23-4/30/26 krusachris@gmail.com

John Slosar, Co-chair, 5/1/23-4/30/26 john.slosar@slu.edu

Paul Brown, member, 12/13/22-4/30/25

Donna Charleston, member, 5/1/21-4/30/24

Sheila Page, member, 5/1/20-4/30/24

BOARD LIAISON: Mark Foley 

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What is the Glen Carbon Cool Cities About?

The five person Glen Carbon Cool Cities Committee was established by ordinance on July 12, 2011. The Cool Cities Program is a national program promoted by the Sierra Club and strongly supported by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the International council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI).  The program is aimed at promoting city-specific action plans designed to reduce CO2 emissions.

The Glen Carbon Cool Cities Committee is committed to a sustainable future, setting environmental impact targets, reducing carbon emissions and measuring performance.

  1. Education
  2. Local Organizations
  3. Transportation Options
  4. Solar Energy
  5. Recycling

NASA Climate Kids - games, activities, and videos teach about weather and climate, atmosphere, water, energy, and plants and animals. https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

Learning and Teaching about the Environment presented by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Includes homework resources, lesson plans, and project ideas. https://www.epa.gov/students

The Illinois Monarch Project - includes many resources to promote the conservation of the breeding and feeding habitats of the Monarch butterflies and other pollinators. http://illinoismonarchproject.org/

Climate Kids/Precipitation Education - presented by NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM).  This website teaches kids about Earth's systems, water cycle, weather and climate. https://gpm.nasa.gov/education/

Bioman Biology - visit this site for games and virtual labs that help you learn about cells, ecology, genetics, body systems, classification, chemistry, respiration/photosynthesis, and scientific methods. https://www.biomanbio.com/

Carbon footprint calculator. https://www.carbonindependent.org/