Welcome to our updated green and sustainability webpages!
The purpose of the Village's "growing to greenness" web presence is to serve as an information hub for residents, businesses and visitors.
If you have additional questions about green programs in Hoffman Estates, please feel free to email: email@example.com, or call 847-781-2669.
The Latest News: Featured events, activities, and programs for residents, students, and businesses.
Earth Hour 2014 - 8:30- 9:30 p.m. - Saturday, March 29th
New Hoffman Estates Sustainability Plan
The Village adopted a Sustainability Plan in early 2013. These pages are intended to provide snapshots of information included in the larger plan. The Sustainability Plan is broken into smaller sections that discuss aspects of sustainability. The major headings for each of these sections are mirrored in our green webpage structure:
Village Environmental Awards
Gold Level Community Status, Clean Air Counts - 2010
Irwin A. Bock Award for Excellence in Public Administration - Environmental Stewardship, North West Municipal Conference - 2010
Platinum Level Community Status, Clean Air Counts - 2011
Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center - 2011
Illinois Sierra Club's Cool Cities Achievements Award - 2012
Excellence in Energy Code Compliance Award, International Code Council - 2012
Hoffman Estates Sustainability Commission at Work
As a part of the Village's "Growing to Greenness" strategy, the Mayor and the Village Board of Trustees have appointed resident volunteers to the Sustainability Commission. This Commission is directly involved in making the Village an environmentally sound and sustainable place to live.
The Village's fifteen volunteer Commission members are leaders in Hoffman Estates' mission to become a "green" community, and they suggest programs, services and activities that Village residents, businesses and the municipality can participate in all year round. The Sustainability Commission helps raise awareness for programs serving community residents and businesses aspiring to "greenness" and make recommendations regarding these issues to the Village Board of Trustees. The Commission concentrates on improving the environmental quality of the Village by encouraging control and prevention of various environmental pollutions. The Commission regularly provides support for and sponsors Village Improvement Day, recycling events, and other Village activities such as the Environmental Fair. The Commission also manages the Green Business Recognition Program.
If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering on the Sustainability Commission, please contact our Boards and Commission representative at 847-781-2606. Click here for a PDF application to serve as a volunteer Commission member.
Active Participation in Local Organizations
Hoffman Estates participates in sustainable programs with the following organizations: