For almost twenty years, Mayor Richard M. Daley and the City of Chicago have led the nation with innovative initiatives to make Chicago the most environmentally friendly city in the nation. This includes planting more than a half million trees, mandating the construction of environmentally friendly buildings and installing roof top gardens on city owned buildings.
The city's actions not only protect and improve our environment, but many also save businesses and residents money, enhance our quality of life and help position Chicago and its residents for future prosperity via the growing green economy.
Creating a green, sustainable city requires hard work, cooperation and a commitment from local government as well as every individual, business and institution in the city. To learn more about the specific programs, explore the city's website.