• Carbondale Sustainability Action Plan Survey Now Available Online

    October 09, 2019

    The Sustainability Commission needs your help developing a Sustainability Action Plan for Carbondale.  

    Throughout the summer, the Commission collected numerous strategies through its initial Sustainability Action Plan Survey. Ideas have been collected in five areas, including Energy Use in Built Structures, Energy Use In Transportation, Green Infrastructure, Food Consumption and Production, and Waste Reduction.

    A new digital survey is available online. Participants are asked to rate some of the strategies as well as add their own. The deadline to submit survey responses is 5 p.m. on November 5.

    If you have questions or concerns about the survey, contact Applied Research Consultants at arcmail@siu.edu. For information regarding the Sustainability Action Plan, contact Jane Cogie, Sustainability Commission member, at (618) 713-7024.

    If you prefer to share your views and ideas in-person or would like to learn more about this effort, the Sustainability Commission meets on the third Thursday of every month at the Carbondale Civic Center.

    “Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”

    Jane Cogie, Sustainability Commission