Sustainable Buffalo Grove

Welcome to Sustainable Buffalo Grove, A Green Place to Live

The village encourages residents, businesses, and governmental partners to work together in achieving a "green and sustainable" community. Please check out the information below concerning programs and initiatives that the village and other businesses and organizations are working on. Links to programs and resources are also noted. If you have suggestions for programs or resources that should be added to the website, please let us know: email or call the Village Manager's office: 847-459-2518

Greening Buffalo Grove

Environmental Plan - Village of Buffalo Grove

The purpose of the plan is to establish a long-term vision for environmental sustainability in Buffalo Grove and serve as a guide for future initiatives.

Bike Commuter Challenge

Have your company or organization encourage employees to bicycle to work.

Freecycling at the Village

Donate the items you no longer use to the members of your community by utilizing Buffalo Grove's Freecycle network. People post request and arrange pick-up of the under-utilized items. No money exchanges hands. Always keep in mind that safety is the first priority.

National Yellow-Pages Opt-Out page

Resources for Residents


  • Energy Audit: Learn about ways to reduce your monthly energy bills.
  • CUB Energy Saver Rewards Program: The Illinois Citizens Utility Board is a non-profit consumer advocacy group that has partnered with ComEd and local and national retailers to give rewards based upon your home energy usage. The program is FREE. Learn more and sign up!
  • Rain Barrel Program: Utilize rainwater for your lawn and garden. See the guide from Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
  • Residential Weatherization: If you make less than 60% of area’s median income (AMI) you could be eligible for free weatherization and other energy subsidies. If you live in Cook County please contact SEDA.
  • Soild Waste Agency of Northern Cook County Green Pages: Provides information on various aspects of recycling.

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