Green Initiatives

The Village of Riverside has made significant effort to enhance community quality of life and environmental sustainability.

Sustainability News

Riverside #4 on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Communities list (1/12/2023)

C4 Initiative and Riverside host "Road to 2050" Community Event (01/05/23)

State of Illinois Electric Vehicle Rebate Program information (01/05/23)

Submit your feedback for EV charging station locations (12/14/22)

Cross-Community Climate Collaboration(C4) 

The Village is a voluntary participant in the new C4 initiative. C4 is designed to bring together regional communities to share ideas, secure resources, and drive large-scale projects within and across communities that achieve agreed upon greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions, equity, and sustainability goals. All C4 goals and objectives will align with three fundamental Imperatives: Resiliency, Equity, and Climate Protection.

See more information about the Village's participation in the C4 Initiative

Greenhouse Gas Inventory

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has prepared a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory summary for the Village of Riverside. This data tells us about transportation patterns and energy usage. We can use this information to consider actions that may reduce carbon emissions. See the GHG Inventory (PDF)

Riverside is an Arboretum

In September 2015, the Village of Riverside was recognized as an arboretum for its unique tree plantings, and for its stewardship of the landscape.

See more information about the Village's arboretum status, see the tree inventory, or explore Arbnet, an online resource for community members and tree professionals.

Electric Aggregation

The Village has managed an electric aggregation program since 2012. Whether enrolled with MC2 or ComEd as a supplier, 100% of historical consumption is offset via Green Energy / Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). Learn more here

Sustainability Initiatives in Riverside

Since 2008, the Village has been busy incorporating sustainable design, procedures, and infrastructure into our everyday operations. 

Find more information about the Village's sustainability efforts to-date (current as of 11-17-22): Sustainability Initiatives in Riverside (PDF)

See infographic below for a few highlights:

Green Initiatives