Voice your feelings about the Green Infrastructure Plan

May 26, 2012 by  

The McHenry County Department of Planning and Development are holding an open house at the McHenry County Administration Building on May 31 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Guests can drop in at any time during those hours.

The meeting will be held to discuss the Draft McHenry County Green Infrastructure Plan, which will decide how the County will proceed in the future in terms of protecting wildlife and nature, as well as considering methods of providing clean water. The infrastructure plan is based on the recommendations of the McHenry County 2030 Comprehensive plan.

There will be several presentations made to explain the plan and several exhibits. The plan itself will be displayed and there will be a chance to direct questions towards County staff.

Most counties in the United States have one type of green or sustainability plan for the future and some counties have already implemented several of them. Sustainability is not just the job of government, it is also the responsibility of citizens and businesses to follow proper guidelines to protect the environment.

Printing companies, both in McHenry and many other communities, are a good example of businesses who are already following environmentally sensitive guidelines which are based on industry standards. Most of the paper they use is either recycled or made from materials other than wood, they use vegetable-based inks, they dispose of dangerous chemicals safely in compliance with state and county law, and they recycle any waste products which they create. Other industries are stating to follow the example of the printing industry.