Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Community Pride Awards - 2018 nominations due by July 31!
Do you know someone whose landscaping is helping to make the Village a more beautiful place? Nominate the property owner for a Community Pride Award today! Nominations for 2018 will be accepted through Tuesday, July 31. The nomination form can be found in the July edition of the Citizen newsletter. Or you can submit your nomination online!
The Community Pride Awards Program, sponsored by the Sustainability Commission, recognizes and honors three “best” landscaping categories:
• Single-family detached home
• Single-family attached home
• Neighborhood or homeowners association
We also recognize beautiful properties that incorporate “green” practices, such as using rain barrels, composting or using nontoxic methods of pest and weed control.
For additional yard maintenance tips, check the Commission Resources section at the bottom of this page for the SWANCC Eco-Landscaping Guide. Together, we can keep Hoffman Estates growing green!
Village Document Destruction & Recycling Event - Summer 2018
The Village's annual event was bigger than ever in 2017, serving more than 900 vehicles! The 2018 event is scheduled for Saturday, August 18! For details on the types of materials accepted for recycling and to find other one-day drop-off events, visit www.swancc.org.
Build a Birdhouse 2018
Thank you to those who were able to join us for 2018's Build a Birdhouse, sponsored by the Sustainability Commission, on Saturday, May 12. And a big thank you to Carpenter's Union Local 839 for donating the materials and helping the kids build their houses! See you next year!
Village Improvement Day
The Hoffman Estates Stormwater and Sustainability Commissions sponsored a cleanup event on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon. Look for information on upcoming events here!
Citizen's Utility Board Presentation
CUB provided updates about your utility bills and explained ways to save money,
stay aware of potential problems, and register for the upcoming bill clinic. 2016 materials are available below:
Citizen's Utility Board interactive presentation for residents. Focused on ComEd and Nicor bills, electrical aggregation, and more. Click the video below for the Channel 6 HETV video recording of the presentation. This video gives answers to questions about:
- What the Citizen's Utility Board is doing to advocate for residents and reduce their costs
- Confusing mailings from energy suppliers
- Recent rate changes in energy supply and distribution
- Electricity and natural gas supplier tactics
- Smart Meter installation and information
Commission Mission Statement
Enhance the quality of life for the Residents & Businesses of Hoffman Estates by promoting a culture of environmental & social responsibility that is prosperous, healthy and sustainable. We accomplish this through advocacy and education.
Sustainability Commission Purpose
As a part of the Village's "Growing to Greenness" strategy, the Mayor and the Village Board of Trustees have appointed resident and local volunteers to the Sustainability Commission. This Commission is directly involved in making the Village an environmentally sound and sustainable place to live.
The Village's fifteen volunteer Commission members are leaders in Hoffman Estates' mission to become a "green" community. They suggest programs, services and activities that Village residents, businesses and the municipality can participate in all year-round. The Commission regularly provides support for and sponsors recycling events, and other Village activities such as utility bill clinics and Village Improvement days. The Commission also manages the Green Business Recognition Program.
Become a Commissioner
For information about becoming a member of the Sustainability Commission, please see the Volunteer Boards and Commissions webpage. If you have questions specific to Sustainability Commission activities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sustainability Commission is responsible for education and awareness, implementation of sustainability programs, and assisting Village operations. The Village Board looks to the Commission to consider and recommend appropriate programs and initiatives, and to administer relevant programs and activities. The following is a list of examples illustrating the purpose and accomplishments of the Sustainability Commission:
- Environmental awareness and education for residents and businesses;
- Manages the Green Business Recognition Program;
- Produces children's Build a Birdhouse event (spring);
- Assists during the annual Village Recycling Day (late summer);
- Produces the Village Clean Up Day or other outdoor clean up and education event (spring);
- Hosts the Community Pride Awards (summer);
- Reviews policies and operational procedures relating to sustainable Village activities;
- Recommends programs to the Village Board relating to sustainability;
- Reviewed plans for LEED (Green) Police Station and Fire Station 24 (2008-2009);
- Participation at local and regional environmental and community events;
- May enact new activities based upon the projects listed in the Village Sustainability Plan;
- Previously held Environmental Fair and elementary school Recycle Art Fair.
|Enabling Resolution||Stormwater Information|
|Village Sustainability Plan||What Our Water's Worth|
|Board & Commissions Manual||SWANCC|
|Composting Regulations||SWANCC Eco-Landscaping|