Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

-United Nations

In June 2021, Waukegan City Council unanimously passed the City's new Sustainability Plan as a supplement to the most recently adopted Comprehensive Land Use Plan. To view the Sustainability Plan, click here.

This Sustainability Plan will guide City action and initiatives in the field of sustainability for the years to come. The City of Waukegan is committed to making our surrounding environment a more sustainable, vibrant, resilient place on behalf of our residents and the local ecosystems. The plan outlines 8 action areas

  • Climate, Air Quality, and Energy
  • Economic Development
  • Land, Land Use, and Lakefront
  • Mobility
  • Municipal Leadership and Operations
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Water
  • Waste and Recycling

Please explore the various sustainability pages located in this section to learn more about the effects of climate change on Waukegan, ways the City of Waukegan is actively working to be more sustainable, and ways you can get involved. We have resources which will connect you with information on how to enjoy the outdoors in the region, cut costs on your energy bills, and more.