Sustainability Links and Resources

These organizations provide additional resources that complement the City’s efforts to protect our environment and natural resources while working toward a healthier and more sustainable future. 

City Leadership

Metropolitan Mayors Caucus

Municipal sustainability leaders and best practices in the region

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Global network of municipal sustainability leaders and best practices

DuPage County Sustainability

DuPage County sustainability resources for residents and businesses

Will County Green

Will County sustainability resources for residents and businesses


Active Transportation Alliance

Alternative transportation resources and information for northern Illinois

Resources for Businesses

Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Supporting local businesses in integrating voluntary social and environmental best practices

Green Restaurant Association

Resources and certification for local restaurants to green their operations

Resources for Residents

Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force

Advocacy group promoting local environmental and sustainability initiatives


Local environmental education organization with programs and resources focusing on waste, energy and water

Seven Generations Ahead

Education, programs and resources on sustainability topics for local government, community and private-sector leaders

Go Green Illinois

Community sustainability leaders and best practices in the region

Project Drawdown

Science-based solutions to address climate change


Specific actions, provided in challenge format, to take at work, school and home to live more sustainably

EPA Carbon Footprint Calculator

Calculate your household’s carbon footprint in three areas: home energy, transportation and waste

Waste and Recycling

Illinois Recycling Association & Illinois Recycling Foundation

Recycling and waste education and resources for businesses, non-profits, haulers, municipal leaders and education institutions

Illinois Food Scrap and Composting Coalition

Food scrap and composting education and resources for residents, non-profits, municipal leaders and education institutions

Building and Development

Illinois Green Alliance

Green building education, resources and community programs for schools and non-profits

U.S. Green Building Council

Green building rating systems/certification and education for green building professionals

Smart Energy Design Assistance Center

Education and resources about codes, energy efficiency, renewable energy, water and wastewater for building owners and managers, municipal leaders and educational institutions

Natural Resources

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Education and connection to natural areas in DuPage County

Forest Preserve District of Will County

Education and connection to natural areas in Will County

Metropolitan Planning Council's Water Resources

Campaign to raise awareness about the value of water in northeastern Illinois and northwestern Indiana

Morton Arboretum

Education and connection to natural areas

DuPage Monarch Project

Education and resources for creation of habitat for monarchs and other pollinators

The Conservation Foundation

Education and resources for residents and businesses to conserve natural areas and waterways in DuPage and Will County


Information about water-saving products and tips

Imagine a Day Without Water

A national day of action for communities and policymakers to advance greater and more equitable water investment


Illinois Solar Education Association

Solar/renewable energy education and resources and connections to solar installers for residents and businesses


Information about energy efficient products, benchmarking, certification/recognition and tips