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Sustainable Communities

The Village supports a sustainable food culture through its local farmers market. The Village is committed to preserving and maintaining its historic assets through its Landmark Preservation Commission, while supporting culture and art through its annual Music Festival. The Winnetka Community House and the Winnetka Park District promote health and wellness through their various youth programs. The Village also promotes beauty and livability in community design through its Design Review Board and strict permitting process. Go Green Winnetka engages residents in sustainability initiatives through an environmentally-focused citizen advisory group.

GRC2 Sustainable Communities Goals

  • Promote cultural vibrancy in the community
  • Foster a culture of health, safety, and wellness
  • Increase access to sustainably grown local food
  • Sustain community principles that are welcoming, inclusive and equitable
  • Promote a sustainable identity for the community
  • Ensure local policies and codes support sustainability
  • Cultivate community values based on principles of sustainability
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