Schaumburg has been named a "Cool City" by the Illinois Sierra Club. Not only did the village join 56 other Illinois municipalities in signing the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement, but was also selected to receive the 2012 Cool Cities Achievements Award for implementing directives in the village's Comprehensive Green Action Plan that result in energy efficiency and the reducing of greenhouse gas emissions. "Schaumburg has shown outstanding leadership as a Cool City, taking steps to become more energy efficient, saving taxpayers' money and creating a more sustainable community," said Lonnie Morris, chair of River Prairie Group Cool Cities for the Illinois Sierra Club. "Village President Al Larson's deep roots as an environmentalist and long standing advocacy for native plants provided the foundation for Schaumburg to bloom as a Cool City."
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