Sustainable Highland Park
The City of Highland Park has worked closely with our GIS department to develop an online, interactive map to showcase the many sustainable initiatives in our City! We are proud to represent a community of sustainability-minded residents and businesses. Whether you have installed solar panels on your property, started a compost pile in your backyard, or planted a pollinator garden with native and non-invasive wildflowers, we are eager to celebrate and recognize your commitment to helping us become a more sustainable community.
Explore Sustainable Highland Park!
To add your own project, click on the “Add Your Project Here!” tab at the top right-hand corner of the map. Please upload a picture of your project, a title, address, and a short description explaining what you have posted and why it is sustainable. It will also request your contact information, which will not be displayed on the map. All submissions will be reviewed by City staff and published to the map regularly.
For questions, assistance, or suggestions for more items to add, please contact the City at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.926.1000.
What is a “Sustainable” Project?
The U.S. EPA explains that “Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.” To pursue sustainability is to strive for solutions which maintain our natural resources and environmental quality while still supporting the social equity and economic prosperity of present and future generations. One way to visualize this concept is to think of the three Ps: People, Planet, and Profit. Sustainability refers to the intersection of all three factors.
In striving to be a more sustainable community, the City of Highland Park and its residents are working towards a future that is a healthier, safer, and more beautiful place to live. Your sustainable project may touch on one or multiple of the 3 Ps. It is the combination of all our efforts together that will help Highland Park become more sustainable. When describing what makes your project sustainable, consider the following questions:
- How is my project beneficial to the environment?
- How is my project beneficial to my fellow community members?
- How does my project support the success of Highland Park now and into the future?