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Bellwood School District 88 is Going Zer...

Seven Generations Ahead (SGA) believes that climate and sustainability solutions are most effective when they’re both equitable and scalable. That is why SGA, in partnership with the mayors of Broadview, Oak Park, and River Forest, as well as the Urban Efficiency Group, is co-leading the Cross-Community Climate Collaborative (C4). This award-winning initiative brings together 14 […]

More Schools Going Green and SGA can Hel...

K-12 schools are some of the most important institutions in a community, and also present a real opportunity for impactful sustainability initiatives. As a leader in providing sustainability support for K-12 schools, Seven Generations Ahead (SGA) has had a front seat to this growing trend. Around the greater Chicago area, and indeed the country, school […]

Five Tips for a Successful Plastic Free ... It may not be apparent, but school lunches are a huge source of plastic waste. That’s why the organization Cafeteria Culture has teamed up with the Urban School Food Alliance to bring us Plastic Free Lunch Day, which challenges schools to reduce the use of plastics in school meals. Seven Generations Ahead’s (SGA) Zero […]

Serving Up Sustainability in the Kitchen

Seven Generations Ahead’s Zero Waste Schools (ZWS) Program Manager Becky Brodsky presented on the work of ZWS to reduce waste in schools at Illinois Green Alliance’s October webinar, “Serving Up Sustainability: From Restaurants to the Home Kitchen.” Brodsky presented alongside four other panelists whose presentations also centered around the mission to increase sustainable practices in […]

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. […]