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West Suburban Partners Receive Major Gra

For Immediate Release: July 14, 2022 Contact info: Liz Lukehart, SGA Communications Director connect@sevengenerationshead.org   Oak Park – Seven Generations Ahead (SGA) is pleased to announce it has received a significant grant to support the work of the Cross-Community Climate Collaboration (C4) project. SGA’s partners on the grant include the Cook County Department of Environment […]

SGA Celebrates 20 Years of Advocacy, Hea...

Oak Park – Oak Park-based environmental nonprofit, Seven Generations Ahead (SGA), celebrates its 20th anniversary on November 1st, 2021. For two decades, it has been a leader in environmental sustainability initiatives and advocacy throughout the Chicagoland area and beyond. SGA has helped launch composting and zero waste programs across numerous schools and municipalities in Illinois. […]

For Amy Bartucci, sustainability is simp...

Living as sustainably as possible matters a lot to Amy Bartucci. The practice is so much a part of her life that she found a job built around it. In early September, Amy joined Seven Generations Ahead as its new sustainability program associate.  Taking action The journey began about a decade ago, when Amy seized on […]

2019 Winter/Spring interns: Meet Bria an...

SGA intern digs into school garden mapping project Bria Jerome has been digging in the garden, so to speak. Make that gardens. As part of her internship at SGA, Bria is mapping all of the school gardens in the state. And there are a lot of them. At last count, she’s dug up more than […]

SGA Executive Director Gary Cuneen recei...

In addition to helping communities across the state of Illinois become healthier and more sustainable through the work of SGA, Gary Cuneen makes sure to help out his home community of Oak Park. In the last year, Gary helped the Park District secure a $100,000 grant from Green Mountain Energy for the addition of solar panels, […]

Fall Interns bring a wealth of experienc...

Ashley Marinko fashions a career in environmental sustainability An interest in fashion led Ashley Marinko, who had long been passionate about the environment, to become involved in sustainability work. While a student at Texan Christian University, Ashley did a couple of internships with big-name fashion houses in New York City and Los Angeles. One of […]

SGA Summer intern makes a real impact

Jake Jaskowiak heads into his senior year at North Central College with a newfound purpose. After learning about the Food Recovery Network during his summer internship with Seven Generations Ahead (SGA), Jake plans to start a chapter this fall on the Naperville campus.  The network recovers food from university cafeterias and donates to food pantries […]