Homeowners and gardeners considering landscaping projects can turn to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s (MWRD’s) new Green Neighbor Guide for green infrastructure solutions that support sustainable stormwater management practices. The MWRD’s Green Neighbor Guide offers instructions and tips to implement various green infrastructure installations. 

  • Rain barrel  Opens in new windowMetropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago's:
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources information about rain gardens 


Learn about living a greener lifestyle!

The Village of Western Springs is pleased to join other communities around the country in an effort to encourage sustainable practices and preserve the environment. The Village recognizes the importance of government, residents, and businesses working together to address environmental issues in a collaborative manner.EV Charging Station Opens in new window

Some of our green initiatives include: 

Village of Western Springs Sustainability Initiatives