2012 Oak Park/River Forest Sustainability Report Card

PlanItGreen has just released the 2012 Community Sustainability Report Card for Oak Park and River Forest.  The Community Sustainability Report Card provides a snapshot in time of progress against sustainability goals that were created over a ten-month community engagementprocess in 2010-2011. Over time, the sustainability report card will illuminate trends, highlight successes and shortcomings, and ultimately help support decisions on future policies, strategies, and resource allocation needed to achieve the 10-year plan’sgoals by 2020.
The report card provides grades on implementation progress within each of nine topic areas that are part of the Environmental Sustainability Plan for Oak Park and River Forest, and provides comparisons between baseline data on community resource and 2012 data. Grades are shown as a; Thumbs Up:  Exceeded Goals, Thumbs Sideways:  Met Goals and Thumbs Down:  Did not meet goals.
A quick overview of the results shows that:
    • 3 of the topic areas exceeded goals:  Energy, Education and Waste
    • 4 of the topic areas met goals:  Community Development, Water, Food and Green Economy
    • 2 of the topic areas did not meet goals:  Transportation and Open Space / Ecosystems


Review the complete report  here: planitgreen2012sustainabilityreportcard-final 
To schedule a presentation on the report card and an overview of 2013 priority implementation strategies, contact act@sevengenerationsahead.org.