C4 Initiative

The Village of Riverside is a voluntary participant in the new Cross-Community Climate Collaborative (C4) initiative. C4 is a regional collective effort by West Central Cook County municipalities. The effort is designed to bring together communities to share ideas, secure resources, and drive large-scale projects within and across communities that achieve agreed upon greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions, equity, and sustainability goals. All C4 goals and objectives will align with three fundamental Imperatives: Resiliency, Equity, and Climate Protection. 

As part of participation in C4, the Riverside community must collaborate. A team of volunteers has been assembled to help with this effort and engage the community in further action. The Team agreed to take action with the three imperatives of Resiliency, Equity, and Climate Protection at their first meeting on December 12, 2022. See the C4 Imperatives Commitment (PDF). 

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Recent Event: Approximately 75 Riverside community members attended the January 19 Road to 2050 event. Attendees were introduced to the Village's participation in C4 and asked to share their vision for how Riverside can prepare for a resilient, equitable, and environmentally-conscious future. Hundreds of thoughts were shared as groups were asked to focus on six primary areas, including Place, Prosperity, Health & Wellbeing, Connectivity, Living Infrastructure, and Resource Regeneration. All ideas shared by the community at the Road to 2050 event have been transcribed into a PDF spreadsheet. 

See community ideas from the Road to 2050 event (PDF) 

The Village has prepared a brief survey for community members who would like to contribute additional ideas. Although the event participants spent about an hour on this fast-paced group brainstorming, the community survey should take about ten minutes to complete. 

The Road to 2050 survey will be open for just a few weeks, until early February. Summarized responses will be shared with the community on this webpage. 

Community members who would like to receive regular updates on this issue should subscribe to the Village's C4 updates Newsflash

Take the Road to 2050 Survey  (English)  / Tome la Encuesta (Español) 


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Project Timeline

06/16/22Village Board approves joining C4
12/12/22First Meeting of C4 Team Leads
01/05/23Announced community engagement event 
01/19/23Road to 2050 Community engagement event (Riverside Township Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.)
01/20/23Road to 2050 Community Survey begins - open only until early February!
02/02/23Presented summary data from Road to 2050 event to Village Board