Seven Generations Ahead (SGA) works with schools, businesses, institutions, and municipalities to provide support for all steps along a path to zero waste from planning to implementation.


Our Zero Waste Schools Program works with school staff and students to shift operations and minds towards generating zero waste through source reduction, recycling, composting, and food recovery. SGA has piloted composting and recycling programs in Chicago Public Schools, Oak Park D97, River Forest D90, private schools in Oak Park and River Forest, and more. 

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SGA is the expert who knows how to bring all stakeholders to the table to design and implement sustainable waste reduction programs.   

Our broad experience includes everyone from correctional facilities to retirement communities.  

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Zero Waste Schools now in Lake County

Rondout Elementary School is a small school with big plans — get to zero waste. With washable dishes in the lunchroom and recycling well-established throughout the building, the school was…

Nettelhorst Launches Zero Waste Schools Program

Nettelhorst Elementary School, a Chicago Public School located in the Lakeview neighborhood, launched a zero waste program in their lunchroom at the start of 2019. The program reduces waste through…