SGA prioritizes building strong networks in order to better collaborate 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


GreenTown conferences are the best way to jump start a network.  We work with community stakeholders, civic leaders and passionate citizens to bring everyone to the table and start you on the path to building a healthy and sustainable community.

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SGA convenes stakeholders from all sectors and institutions within the community to develop and implement community sustainability plans.

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Community Solar

As renewable energy becomes more vital to the sustainability of our planet, it is even more imperative that states, local communities and businesses bring into reality a 21st century renewable energy economy.  SGA is dedicated to this mission and is working with its local solar markets.

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.

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Illinois Food Scrap Coalition

The Illinois Food Scrap Coalition (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.

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Fox Valley Sustainability Network

The Fox Valley Sustainability Network (FVSN) 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.

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2018 PlanItGreen Lunch and Learn Wrap Up

As part of PlanItGreen’s (PIG) initiative to increase education on environmental issues and solutions, it holds regular lunch and learn sessions that provide institutional and community leaders with expert information…