Environmental Sustainability

Sustainable approaches to providing local government services help ensure a higher quality of life for future generations. Naperville’s sustainability successes largely have been achieved through partnerships with many organizations, businesses and residents. Through our willingness to pursue innovative sustainable solutions, the City has found cost efficiencies in line with our sound fiscal management philosophy.

Sustainability Workplan

In August 2021, the Naperville City Council approved a Sustainability Workplan. A collaborative effort between City staff and the Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force, the Workplan organizes and guides the City’s efforts toward a more sustainable and resilient Naperville.

View the Sustainability Workplan

Sustainable Naperville 2036 - N.E.S.T.

Sustainable Naperville 2036 is a 15-year vision created by N.E.S.T., the Naperville Environment & Sustainability Task Force, which recommends incremental transitions to a cleaner, more efficient, less wasteful, environmentally robust, economically sound and just, healthy, inclusive and resilient community.

View the Sustainable Naperville 2036 Plan

Sustainability Data

As part of our sustainability efforts, we track key sustainability performance indicators and measure progress on the Sustainability Workplan. Learn more and explore sustainability data.

Leave Leaves & Salt Smart: Eco-Friendly Yard Care for Fall & Winter

With cooler weather on the way, join the City and The Conservation Foundation to learn how to take an eco-friendly approach to preparing your yard for fall and winter. Hear about the benefits of leaving leaves where they fall and salting smart during winter storms; learn how to handle water in your yard, and gain new strategies to prepare for the changing seasons – all while protecting watersheds and wildlife.

Learn about The Conservation Foundation’s Conservation@Home program and how this “everyone-can-do-something” program provides free resources for those making earth-conscious choices in home landscape design.

When: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19

Where: Council Chambers at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

Who: Open to the public; with tips and expert advice from The Conservation Foundation

Cost: Free!

Contact Information

Ben Mjolsness
Sustainability Coordinator
Community Services Dept.
(630) 420-6087



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City of Naperville News
  1. Oct. 4 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Cancelled

    The next regularly scheduled meeting is Oct. 18.

  2. Sept. 11 Human Rights and Fair Housing Commission Meeting Cancelled

    The next regularly scheduled meeting is Nov. 6.

  3. Sept. 7 Public Utilities Advisory Board Meeting Canceled

    The next regularly scheduled meeting is Thursday, Nov. 9.