Climate Action Report

In 2017, the Village Board approved a Climate Action Report aiming to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The report, a result of extensive analysis by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Ad Hoc Working Group, outlines key objectives:

  • Convert 100% of electricity to renewable sources by 2030.
  • Reduce transportation emissions by 55% by 2030.
  • Decrease waste emissions by 66% by 2030.

The report establishes a greenhouse gas emissions baseline and sets high-level objectives to obtain the Village Board’s established greenhouse gas mitigation goals. Implementation strategies, resiliency, and adaptation plans are organized into focus areas like energy, transportation, waste, and ecosystem, and are detailed in the report. These efforts collectively aim for a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. You can read the full report here.

Working Group Members

Trustee Mary Oppenheim (Chairperson), Trustee Elaine Jacoby, Sustainability Commission Chairperson Donald Anderson, Go Green Deerfield Chairperson Art Wilde, Go Green Deerfield Member Camilla Dadey, and Business Community Representative Victoria Street, Executive Director of the DBR Chamber of Commerce.

“Municipalities have an unparalleled opportunity to make changes that can transform local economies and positively impact peoples’ lives both locally, and even globally,” 

- Mayor Daniel C. Shapiro


 By creating a clear course of action so that everyone has a role in creating and achieving climate and sustainability goals, the Report can help drive and coordinate local efforts toward a reduction in GHG emissions of 45% by 2030 compared to the 2017 baseline year.  

“It is time for us to roll up our sleeves and get to work to preserve a future we can all be proud to pass along to our children and grandchildren.” 

- Mayor Daniel C. Shapiro

Vision Statement

To continue the Village of Deerfield’s rich history of leadership to inspire community action, transform local economies and positively impact peoples’ lives by offering innovative and sustainable practices to achieve specific and measurable goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.