Environment Committee

Meetings


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 1st Tuesday of each month
Note: Please check meeting calendars and agendas to confirm date, time and location of meetings.

Meetings are open to the public. Some meetings may include time for public comment and will be noted as such on the agenda. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed with the required notice given.

Members


  • George Yukich, Ex-Officio, Mayor
  • Trustee Sharon Sweas, Chairperson
  • Sue Steilen, Staff Liaison
  • Cathleen Rehr, Advisor
  • John Lobick, Historical Advisor
  • Nancy Carlson
  • Randy Juras
  • Kathy Kudla
  • Bob Moses
  • Cynthia Rataj
  • Margaret Sabo
  • Joe Turrise
  • Gary White
  • Larry Witsoe

Agendas & Minutes


As required by the State of Illinois Open Meetings Act, agendas and notices are posted on this website and at Village Hall no later than 48 hours before a meeting.
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Goals & Achievements


The Environment Committee supports the preservation of Homer Glen's natural resources through the conservation design ordinance, the protection of trees, encouraging native landscaping as cost saving and energy saving concepts and sustainability measures for future generations.

Earth Hour


In 2008, the Committee organized the 1st Earth Hour event in Homer Glen to promote energy saving measures and bring awareness to light pollution. Residents and businesses were encouraged to turn off non-essential lights for 1 hour.

Earth Day


Another 1st for the Committee was the 1st Earth/Day Arbor Day event held on April 26, 2008 with over 40 businesses, organizations, and individuals participating.

Lands Day


The 14th annual Homer Glen Lands Day was held in September 2015 with a tree planting and awards to individuals, businesses, and organizations. The Committee also initiated Homer Glen's membership in the Clean Air Counts program which has led to the Village being recognized for its efforts at the gold level.