Richton Park recognizes the importance of being environmentally "Green," and doing as much as possible to preserve the earth that we live on. We will strive to promote innovative tools that encourage successful community-based environmental protection, renewable energy, and sustainable community development.
Richton Park is proud to be a signatory of the Greenest Region Compact, which promotes sustainability in Chicago area communities and entire region. To date, over 100 communities have signed the Compact, which addresses ten areas, including clean energy, water, land, waste and recycling, economic development and climate.
The GRC guides municipalities towards sustainable goals and actions and encourages communities to work together to create a sustainable region. It aligns Richton Park's priorities, builds on existing best practices, and capitalizes on the collective wisdom of community leaders in the Village, as well as the greater metropolitan region.
Along with the other signatory communities in the Chicago region, we are working to build vibrant and strong communities, and sustain healthy environments for people and nature.
“Sustainability” is the study of how natural systems function, remain diverse and produce everything it needs for the ecology to remain in balance. It also acknowledges that human civilization takes resources to sustain our modern way of life
Sustainability attempts to bridge Economic Development, Social Development, and Environmental Protection with the technology of the future. When we hear the word “sustainability” we tend to think of renewable fuel sources, reducing carbon emissions, protecting environments and a way of keeping the delicate ecosystems of our planet in balance. In short, sustainability looks to protect our natural environment, human and ecological health, while driving innovation and not compromising our way of life.