"Go Green"

Go Green

The Village does not endorse any particular vendor or vouch for any website. These resources are provided for informational purposes only. Please always do your own research and analysis.

Call for Hosts – 2023 Illinois Solar Tour!

Learn more by reviewing the Illinois Solar Tour - Call for Hosts web article and visiting the Illinois Solar Education Association (ISEA) Solar Tour website.

Vernon Hills Initiatives:

Go Green Vernon Hills-Lincolnshire Group:

Solid Waste Agency of Lake County Programs: 


Waste Management Services:

Alternate Energy Source Resources:

While ComEd is the electric delivery utility serving our community, you may select an alternate source for the actual energy portion of your service. ComEd offers the Estimator and Supplier List linked below to help you research which energy providers use wind, solar or other non-coal burning operations to generate energy. (Be sure to do your research; the Village does not endorse any of these suppliers but rather provides the ComEd links as a resource.)

Lake County Public Works Resources:

Composting & Organic Gardening Resources:

Additional Reading Resources:

Article: Recycling Cart Tagging Program Helps Residents Recycle Right
In an effort to educate consumers about proper recycling, SWALCO (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County) has been participating in a recycling cart tagging program where staff members examine these items people place in their recycling carts. For each bin they look at, they leave a tag to let the resident know if all items in the cart were recyclable, or if there was an item or items in their cart that should not have been. If a mistake was made, staff members will put a note on the tag to let the consumer know how to dispose of that item. The program was most recently completed in Round Lake Beach, where 450 home were visited. SWALCO plans to partner with more communities in the future to offer this program. Watch this video to learn more. 

Website: United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Sustainable Management of Food – Reducing the Impact of Wasted Food by Feeding the Soil and Composting

Website: US Composting Council – What are the Benefits of Compost

Website: NOAA/Climate.gov – What can we do to slow or stop global warming?

Article: U.S. Recycling Industry Is Struggling To Figure Out A Future Without China

Article: Plastics: What's recyclable, what becomes trash – and why (NPR)

Article: You Composting Yet? Here's How to Start (SWALCO)

Car Charging Stations

Need a Recharge?  Car recharging stations are available at the following locations:

Green Events

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