Aurora's Green History

How the City is Being Green


The City of Aurora Aurora is a recognized environmental leader in the Fox River Valley area. Honors such as the Clean Air Counts Platinum Award, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Green Fleet designation, and Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA designation demonstrate the City's progress and initiative in environmental sustainability. Aurora has demonstrated a desire to develop in a sustainable manner through documented plans such as the:
and through continuous efforts to sustain our downtown and historic character.

Program Endorsements & Memberships


Motivated to lead by example, the City of Aurora also endorses the:

Achieved & Ongoing Green Initiatives


See the City of Aurora's Achieved and Ongoing Green Initiatives (PDF).

Sustainability Plan


A long-range plan for enhancing the quality of life for present and future generations of Aurorans through sustainable practices.

Bicycle Maps


Energy & Emissions Profile


Aurora's Energy and Emissions Profile (PDF) was received July 13, 2009 from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Center for Neighborhood Technology.