The Village of Hanover Park has been a member of Greenest Region Compact (GRC) since April 12, 2016 and is one of 158 communities in Illinois to adopt sustainability goals and practices that will impact the region.
The GRC leverages the strength of municipal government to build vibrant, sustainable communities across the Chicago region. The consensus goals of the GRC aim for enhanced quality of life for residents; protection and stewardship of the environment and sustainable economic vitality.
The GRC’s 49 high-level goals are tailored for municipalities and fall into ten sustainability categories: climate, economic development, energy, land, leadership, mobility, municipal operations, sustainable communities, water, and waste & recycling. Municipalities that adopt the GRC are making a commitment to generally support its consensus goals. Specific actions are prioritized and monitored by communities to best suit their own objectives and abilities.