Sustainable Communities

Seven Generations Ahead works with communities to help them become more environmentally sustainable.SGA works with communities and regions to support local sustainability plan development and implementation. These plans help communities reduce their impact on climate change, improve community health, and conserve and enhance existing natural resources. SGA's capabilities include:

  • Developing and implementing comprehensive sustainability plans
  • Linking communities to funding, programs, technical experts and resources
  • Building networks and coalitions to drive sustainability change
  • Measuring results through success indicators and report cards

Sample Projects

Developing Community Sustainability Plans PlanItGreen 
SGA convenes stakeholders from all sectors and institutions within the community to develop and implement community sustainability plans. 

Designing Processes, Strategies and Indicators Sustainability Plan Toolkit  
SGA partnered with Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC) to engage community leaders in building consensus around a core set of sustainability indicators.

ifscLogoSmallerBuilding Coalitions and Networks Illinois Food Scrap Coalition (IFSC)
The IFSC grew out of a one-year food scrap composting forum planning process initiated by Seven Generations Ahead and supports research, programs, education and policy initiatives.

Fox Valley Sustainability Network (FVSN)

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The Fox Valley Sustainability Network brings together the public and private sectors from around the Fox Valley to cut across boundaries and create a healthy, sustainable and vibrant Fox Valley.