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OPRF Student Launching Earth Day Strike ...

As the climate continues to heat up, young people around the world continue to mobilize. Just months after returning from last year’s UN Climate Summit (COP26), Jelena Collins is taking what she learned there to the streets. Collins is an It’s Our Future (IOF) student at Oak Park River Forest High School. This Earth Day, […]

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. […]

SGA builds support for green infrastruct...

There are many social and ecological benefits of green infrastructure: studies have shown that greenery reduces stress and improves well-being (1), and stormwater management projects can reduce flooding (2). In Illinois, many municipalities and private entities are investing in such projects to improve the sustainability of their region. On March 20, over 60 professionals, students, […]