The Environmental Committee works to provide residents of the Village with information and opportunities relating to environmentally-friendly practices. We hold a number of annual events.
We welcome volunteers for our various events. If you or your group are interested, please contact us at 630-823-5706.
An apiary is a location for raising honey bees. The Village opened the nation’s first Community Apiary in 2011 to help combat the very real threats facing these vital insects. To apply to keep bees in our apiary, download an application (PDF).
In November 2019 an Ordinance was passed which allows bees to be kept in backyards. For more information, contact Public Works at 630-823-5700.
Efforts by the Environmental Committee and our volunteers have been recognized by two Governor’s Hometown Awards (for the Community Apiary and the Recycling Event). You may have seen our award signs as you entered town.
You may recycle household batteries, and compact fluorescent light bulbs year-round at Public Works on weekdays from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.
The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus created the Greenest Region Compact 2 (PDF) to address environmental sustainability issues of global importance at the local level. It is important for Mayors and local governments throughout the United States to take leadership roles to advance sustainability both in their own communities and in concert with regional, national and global initiatives. Our Village Board passed a Resolution endorsing the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus’ Greenest Region Compact 2 on April 21, 2016.