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SGA and Other Experts Share the How and ...

Photo credit: Hainesville, Illinois Last month, Seven Generations Ahead’s (SGA) Jen Nelson and Becky Brodsky, along with other composting experts, shared about the progress being made in Illinois around community, residential and school food scrap composting at Go Green Illinois’ May meeting.  The meeting had 75 registrants from nearly 30 communities across Chicagoland and beyond. […]

Bellwood School District 88 is Going Zer...

Seven Generations Ahead (SGA) believes that climate and sustainability solutions are most effective when they’re both equitable and scalable. That is why SGA, in partnership with the mayors of Broadview, Oak Park, and River Forest, as well as the Urban Efficiency Group, is co-leading the Cross-Community Climate Collaborative (C4). This award-winning initiative brings together 14 […]

Preventing Food Waste Helps the Planet a...

When hunger coexists with abundance, the issue of food waste becomes more critical than ever. Each year, staggering amounts of food are needlessly discarded, not only squandering precious resources but also exacerbating environmental challenges such as greenhouse gas emissions and landfill pollution. However, amidst this challenge lies an opportunity for change. As we approach this […]

More Schools Going Green and SGA can Hel...

K-12 schools are some of the most important institutions in a community, and also present a real opportunity for impactful sustainability initiatives. As a leader in providing sustainability support for K-12 schools, Seven Generations Ahead (SGA) has had a front seat to this growing trend. Around the greater Chicago area, and indeed the country, school […]

Five Tips for a Successful Plastic Free ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0jIH1fUqZU It may not be apparent, but school lunches are a huge source of plastic waste. That’s why the organization Cafeteria Culture has teamed up with the Urban School Food Alliance to bring us Plastic Free Lunch Day, which challenges schools to reduce the use of plastics in school meals. Seven Generations Ahead’s (SGA) Zero […]

Students are taking the climate fight in...

ETHS students celebrating the passage of the Green New Deal for ETHS Around Chicagoland, students are taking the fight for a greener future to a familiar territory close to home: schools. Student-led advocacy in several Chicago suburbs has led to school districts adopting ambitious sustainability policies, and this is a trend that’s growing both locally […]