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Environmental Sustainability

In 2010, the Naperville City Council approved the Environmental Sustainability Plan. The plan established a long-term vision for environmental sustainability in Naperville and serves as a guide for the city’s actions related to environmental leadership and initiatives.

The framework of the plan is organized around five categories including Leadership & Education, Resources & Energy, Transportation and Mobility, Waste Management and Recycling and Sustainable Development and Infrastructure. The categories were developed following an environmental sustainability inventory report in 2007.

Since approving the plan, Naperville has implemented a number of initiatives and programs that positively impacted the community and environment. The efforts of the City are documented in an annual sustainability report.

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Have Electronics to Recycle?

Naperville's Environmental Collection Campus at 156 Fort Hill Drive is once again serving as a collection point for electronics recycling between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays. A fee applies for CRT, flat screens, projection TVs and monitors only; a variety of items are accepted.

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2016 DuPage River Community Survey

Naperville is a member of the Lower DuPage Watershed Coalition, a partnership of municipalities and townships in our area that are working together to keep our water clean and our landscapes healthy. The Lower DuPage Watershed Coalition is conducting a water quality survey in several communities near the DuPage River. The results of this survey will help the partnership direct resources to solve the most pressing problems first.

Please complete the survey by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LowerDuPageRiver by Tuesday, November 15. A PDF version is also available. All questions are optional, but your input can help the coalition improve water quality issues in the community. Thank you in advance for your time!

Pollination Station

The City of Naperville is proud to have planted a "Pollination Station" in a plot of land above the east entrance to the lower level of the Municipal Center. This garden features a variety of native plant species that can offer a habitat for butterflies and other pollinators. Check back soon for more information on this exciting project!

Dangers of Idling Vehicle

Three Still Middle School students claimed the North Central Region title of 2016 eCYBERMISSION competition coordinated by the Army Educational Outreach Program.

The students presented the results of their environmental study of the air pollution impact occurring from idling vehicles at schools district 204. The project is part of a STEM initiative called eCYBERMISSION (www.ecybermission.com).

The data collected from this study is provided in the student presentation below. The students recommend parents and visitors consider alternatives to idling (e.g. turning engines of, using bus transportation, walking, biking, etc.) to minimize the impact of idling on Naperville’s environment. A copy of the presentation is attached below.

The students advanced after winning the Illinois portion of the competition earlier this year.