"In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation." 

Great Law of the Iroquois
SGA works with local government, community and private sector leaders to help communities make the changes they need to build a healthy and sustainable future. Through community-wide sustainability planning and implementation, project design and implementation, educational conferences and forums, community network development, consulting, and programs, SGA is a catalyst for local community solutions to global environmental issues. SGA’s work covers a broad range of sustainability topic areas, including: energy efficiency and renewable energy; transportation; healthy community development; waste reduction; water conservation; green business; procurement; local, sustainable food; healthy eating; open space and ecosystem enhancement; and sustainability education.
"Among the hundreds of proposals we have received, your organization stands out as one that will offer social and environmental change. We are confident that your work will continue to contribute to your communities. We look forward to hearing the successes of your organization..."
Carrie Walle
Clif Bar Family Foundation
SGA webinar makes the case for reusable foodware
SGA’s Zero Waste Schools program hosted more than 90 attendees from around the country for its March 16 webinar, School cafeterias reimagined: The case for reusable foodware. The webinar was…
Solorio students host Pumpkin Smash
Leading the way to increased composting awareness in Chicago, the Zero Waste Team from Solorio High School coordinated a Pumpkin Smash for their Gage Park community on Nov. 7. Typically…
SGA hosts town hall on food scrap composting
During a virtual town hall Simrata (Seema) Keshav, founder of Go Green Vernon Hills & Lincolnshire, explained how she rallied her community toward a seasonal curbside food scrap program. “While…