The Brookfield Cool Village Coalition would like to thank the Brookfield Village Board and staff for the negotiated contract with FirstEnergy Solutions Corporation that will not only save residents and business owners 42 percent in electricity costs but also invest 100-percent in green energy.

The Brookfield Cool Village Coalition is a group of citizens working with the village of Brookfield to support our community’s efforts to improve the region’s air, water and land; reduce greenhouse gases; minimize waste; and reduce energy consumption through a series of environmental actions. The coalition works to promote environmental action within the community, identify beneficial environmental initiatives, educate residents about ways to achieve our goals and celebrate the village’s environmental accomplishments.

On March 20, residents voted to give the village board authority to negotiate lower electricity rates. At the required public hearing, members of the Brookfield Cool Village Coalition encouraged the village board to request the option to invest in green energy in order to reduce greenhouse gases from electricity generated by the burning of fossil fuels.

We applaud the village board and staff for negotiating a contract of 4.94 cents per kilowatt-hour, 42 percent lower than ComEd’s current rate of 8.5 cents per kWh and investing in 100-percent green energy.

Not only will this decision contribute to improved air and water quality in the region but provide a model for other municipalities who are interested in pursuing beneficial environmental initiatives.

Individuals interested in joining the Brookfield Cool Village Coalition can find us at

Brookfield Cool Village Coalition