Education, Support, Recognition

[email protected], a regional program, educates, supports and recognizes homeowners who incorporate environmentally friendly practices into their own yard.  The foundation of the program is to encourage natural lawn care, as well as the installation of native plants into home landscaping which will provide friendly habitats for wildlife and absorb storm water. Additionally, the use of rain barrels or rain gardens helps to capture storm water.

Some resources to help you get started:

Conservation @Home Certification Checklist

The following checklist provides suggested options for improving one’s yard.

A homeowner is not required to meet all items in all categories.

BACT will provide homeowners
who fulfill the certification process with a sign*
that recognizes their conservation efforts.

*$15 donation required

[email protected] Presentations

A BACT [email protected] staff member is available to speak to groups
about the program using a dynamic 30 minute presentation followed by a Q&A session.

To schedule a presentation for your group
call 847-387-3149.

 Schedule a Visit

If you would like to schedule a home visit, whether it be to get you started on a plan, get some tips to overcome a challenge or to certify your hard work, we ask you to please join in our conservation efforts by making a minimum $50 donation. Your donation will include a [email protected] visit.


Needed for confirming a consultation
Needed for scheduling a consultation
If you are ready to certify your property, please review the certification criteria.
There is a $50 charge to help cover 1 hour consultation, BACT membership, and [email protected] sign for those ready to certify.