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. 

SGA is the expert working to bring all stakeholders to the table to design and implement sustainable food waste reduction programs.  Find out about our work supporting municipalities, institutions and businesses in reducing food waste, rescuing food for donation, and composting food scraps.

Check out our resources (toolkits, reports, webinars, guides and more) as we work together to reduce wasted food.

Rondout counting down to zero waste

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 already…