SGA webinar makes the case for reusable ...
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 designed to help schools envision how they can create a better dining experience while protecting student health, cutting costs, and reducing waste by switching to […]
Executive Director Gary Cuneen recaps gl...
“This is the last chance decade.” — Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales Seven Generations Ahead Executive Director Gary Cuneen participated in the recent Sustainable Innovation Forum, a high-level international summit organized by Climate Action. The forum provided dialogue and debate on the best strategies for achieving net-zero carbon emissions within the science-based recommended time […]
SGA hosts town hall on food scrap compos...
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 we set the vision of the group broad, which is to protect the environment for all humans and all species, our initial focus was primarily […]
Sustainability engineer joins SGA’s boar
SGA’s newest board member practically recruited himself, you might say. Treijon Johnson, a sustainability packaging engineer who relocated to the Chicago area from Connecticut in 2019, was earlier this year looking for local sustainability-oriented volunteer opportunities. He came across SGA and reached out to Executive Director Gary Cuneen. Given Treijon’s background, expertise and eagerness to […]
Internship reveals what’s ‘cool’ about F
To find a summer internship related to sustainability and the environment, Sam Liu, a rising junior at Northwestern University, scoured the internet. Seven Generations Ahead turned up in her search, so she applied, interviewed and got the job. But given the COVID19 pandemic, all of her work had to be done remotely. Fortunately, that came […]
Oak Park River Forest High School takes ...
In the school movement to reduce landfill waste, Oak Park River Forest High School (OPRFHS) took a major step on Feb. 24. On that day, the school launched its zero waste program, marking a new way of doing things in its two cafeterias. This means that students now use sorting station bins for recycling and […]
Northwood Jr. High is fourth District 11...
Principal Sergio Gonzalez at Northwood Jr. High at Elm Place is proof that school leadership is key to the success of any zero waste program. Recognizing the impact that waste reduction efforts would have on his students and the environment, the enthusiastic school leader did not want to wait until the school was in its […]
It’s Our Future steps onto the world sta
https://youtu.be/BkqkK5ACHrQ Fresh from the UN Climate Conference in Madrid, OPRF senior Roz Beile stood before a packed room and described what the experience was like for her. It was a whirlwind, exhilarating week, filled with meetings and eye-opening interactions with people from around the globe, she said. The high point, though, was getting to participate in […]
It’s Our Future is ready to take action
Since winning the Entrepreneur Leaders in Philanthropy Big Idea pitch in March, Seven Generations Ahead has been coordinating all the components of the education, engagement and empowerment initiative that’s designed to raise up the next generation of sustainability leaders. It’s Our Future’s had a public kick-off on Sept. 17 at the Oak Park Main Library, […]