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C4 and Cook County Composting and Recycl...

Recent heat, drought, and air quality issues in the Chicago area underscored the vital importance of this year’s GreenTown: Climate and Equity conference. Held on June 22nd at Triton College, the conference brought together sustainability advocates from communities throughout Chicagoland and beyond. Among the topics of the day were renewable energy, active transportation, and decarbonization. […]

SGA and LaSalle Language Academy feature...

SGA is proud to be featured for our work with LaSalle Language Academy in U.S. PIRG’s recently released report, The Fight Against Food Waste: What We Can Learn from 10 Leaders Tackling Food Waste Along the Supply Chain. The report highlights the efforts of LaSalle, a Chicago Public School (CPS), to reduce food waste, which […]

D103 launches composting district-wide!

  “We’re finally doing this!” was a sentiment shared by students and staff at all three schools in Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 last month when the district launched commercial composting and recycling in their kitchens and lunchrooms. With logistical and educational support from SGA’s Zero Waste Schools team, a zero waste lunchroom program started […]

Food Waste Warriors in Huntley 158

“I wish we could do this food separating everyday – it was easy,” remarked a student as they stood in front of a long row of 5-gallon buckets filled to the brim with uneaten food from lunch. While the students’ can-do spirit made the task look easy, they were hard at work collecting valuable data […]