Climate Action Plan

Northbrook's Climate Action Plan (CAP) is Northbrook's mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions community-wide and foster sustainability. 

Aftleed cert Opens in new windower a community-based planning effort, the Village Board adopted the CAP in August 2021. Since then, the Library and School Districts 28 and 30 have all signed onto the CAP. For the Village, the Sustainability Commission and the Board's Sustainability Committee are responsible for overseeing CAP implementation. 

The CAP targets a 35% reduction of community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and an 80% reduction by 2050. The plan recommends a pathway to address 8 sectors of greenhouse gas emissions and climate vulnerabilities in the Village. There are 190 action items to enact over a 10-year implementation timeframe. 

Share your thoughts on the CAP via this online form; comments are automatically submitted to the Sustainability Coordinator and forwarded to all members of your selected committee or commission.   

2023 CAP Progress Report: Coming Soon

2023-24 CAP Priority Items

2022 CAP Progress Report

2021 Climate Action Plan

CAP Community Input Survey

Get Involved: Sustainability Commission


2020-2021 CAP Planning Team Meetings

November 9, 2020captlist

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December 14, 2020

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January 11, 2021

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February 8, 2021

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March 1, 2021


March 8, 2021

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April 12, 2021

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2020 Environmental assessment reports by paleBLUEdot, LLC

Climate Action Baselines Cover with Wind Turbine Opens in new windowClimate Action Baseline Assessment & Strategy Goal RecommendationsNorthbrook Community GHG InventoryCommunity Greenhouse Gas InventoryNorthbrook Climate Vulnerability Assessment Opens in new windowClimate Vulnerability Assessment 
Solar Renewable Energy Potentials Opens in new windowSolar Renewable Energy Potentials StudyTree Canopy Survey Opens in new windowTree Survey & Carbon Sequestration

2021 Final Draft CAP Survey Summary Report

In summer 2020, Northbrook received over 400 initial CAP survey respondents. In June 2021, 40 supporters attended the CAP Open House at Village Hall and over 200 online reviewers commented on the final Draft CAP. The meeting recording to view the Climate Action Plan proposed to the Board of Trustees with public hearing is available at this link.