Environmental Tips

Building a Sustainable Environment
The City of Sterling Heights is leading the way in the sustainable movement to a better, healthier community and planet. There are a number of efforts currently under way or being studied by City staff for potential future use:
  1. In 2008, the City developed a ‘Strategy for a Sustainable Sterling Heights’ which aims to make Sterling Heights more sustainable and environmentally sensitive.
  2. The City is a ‘Tree City USA’ making the City more attractive to residents and visitors. The vast number of trees benefits the City by creating a cooling effect on helping to reduce stormwater runoff.
  3. The City recently initiated a volunteer curbside recycling program for all homeowners.
  4. The City is in the process of finalizing a Pollution Incident Prevention Plan (PIPP) for our public works and parks and recreation facilities.
  1. Car Care

    With over 4 million vehicles in southeast Michigan, we all need to practice good car care to protect our lakes and streams.

  2. Environmentally-Friendly Businesses

    Find environment tips for businesses in Sterling Heights who are looking to be environmentally conscious and help the City be proactive in protecting the environment for future use.

  3. Fertilizers

    While fertilizer is good for our lawn, it’s bad for our water. Fertilizer that enters our lakes and streams can cause algae to grow and use up oxygen that fish need to survive. So what can you do to help?

  1. Green Initiatives

    Access documents to help start green initiatives in your community or business place.

  2. House Upgrades & Repairs

    Most people don’t realize that small repairs can make a big difference in how comfortable their home feels.

  3. Signs of an Illicit Discharge

    Any oil, pet waste, leaves, or dirty water from washing your car that enters a storm drain gets into our lakes and rivers without being treated.