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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 […]

Marlie Wilson joins SGA as IL Farm to Sc...

Marlie Wilson, the new Illinois Farm to School Network Coordinator at SGA, brings a wealth of experience in garden programming, food justice, and grants management to her role. At SGA, she will be responsible for engaging Illinois Farm to School Network members across the state, developing new resources for the network’s key programs, and building capacity for […]

Meet SGA’s new program associates: Abbey

Seven Generations Ahead is pleased to welcome two new sustainability program associates, Abbey Prendiville and Alli Preble, to its staff.  Here’s more about them: In joining SGA, her first full-time job, Abbey says she looks forward to furthering the work of Farm to School and the Zero Waste Schools. She really wants to “get a taste of […]

SGA celebrates 15 years of sustainabilit...

Seven Generations Ahead celebrated its 15th Anniversary on Oct. 5, with many of its long-time supporters and friends on hand to raise their glasses and toast the occasion. Executive director Gary Cuneen took a few minutes to recall SGA’s early beginnings and how it has grown— moving “from a grassroots organization to one that’s having impact […]