Alton Area Cluster

Cluster Chair: To Be Determined  

Areas Covered:  Alton, Bethalto, Godfrey, and Wood River
Meeting Location

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​​The Alton Area Cluster is currently under reconstruction.












The Illinois Cool Cities Local Sustainability Protection Agreement 2015 outlines various goals and strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  Godfrey is apparently a step ahead in many areas, having completed many of the items listed as goals.


To become a “Cool City,” a city/village would need to invest in some software to inventory baseline energy metrics in village operations and in the community, and set reduction targets.

Alton Area Cluster Congregations:

  • Evangelical United Church of Christ – Godfrey

  • First Unitarian Church – Alton

  • St. Ambrose Catholic Church – Godfrey

  • Transformers United for Christ – Alton

  • Ursuline Sisters – Alton

  • Unity Fellowship Church – Godfrey

  • East Alton First United Methodist Church - East Alton

  • First Presbyterian Church - Alton

  • Resurrection Lutheran Church - Godfrey

Alton, Illinois  is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, Illinois, United States, about 15 miles (24 km) north of St. Louis, Missouri. It is a part of the Metro-East region of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area. It is famous for its limestone bluffs along the river north of the city, and as the hometown of jazz musician Miles Davis and Robert Wadlow, the tallest known person in history, among other things.
The Alton Cluster of UCM was formed in 2007 and focuses on three local issues:
  • Restorative Justice (supporting community reentry for returning citizens
  • Caring for Creation:  partners with Sierra Club as a Metro-East Green Alliance
  • Racial Reconciliation:  through sponsored community conversations

In Memorium