Habit Forming

Not everyone can do it all, but all of us can do something.  Check out the tips and learn how going green can be fun.  Make a new habit - small steps can make a big difference!  Champaign residents are taking small steps to become more sustainable, and making an impact together.  It can be simple, rewarding and might even save you some money.  

Did You Know?

  • By changing all of Champaign's traffic lights to low-energy LED fixtures, over $163,000 in energy costs are saved each year!
  • The Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District (UCSD) uses the gases captured in their sewage treatment plants to power the facilities.  
  • Between 2000 and 2010, the commute time in Champaign has remained at 14 minutes, even though population grew by 20%!  To compare, the average commute in Illinois is 28 minutes.  

Grow Green Champaign

The City of Champaign has been taking steps to grow in a more compact way, conserve energy, improve transportation choices, reduce waste and much more.  These actions are helping Champaign become a more environmentally friendly city, conserve natural resources and save money.  Grow Green Champaign is an education and outreach effort that helps residents stay informed about sustainability resources in the community and how to get involved.