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Sustainable Springfield Inc. (SSI) is an environmental grass roots organization that promotes responsible planning efforts by our local governments and encourages the Springfield area citizen and business community to live and operate more sustainably. We are an information sharing network and closely ally our organization with other environmental groups in Springfield to promote their activities as well as our own.

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Author Archives: Don Hanrahan

A Sustainable Business Forum to Begin

Bunn’s Environmental Practices to be Shared in a New Forum by Jim Johnston   Posted everywhere, hallways, offices, break rooms, at the Bunn Corporation’s manufacturing facility on Stevenson Drive is a placard with a stylized logo of a green coffee plant that says “Respect Earth” and reads:                         ‘Recognizing that our business operation impacts… Continue Reading

Speaker for May 29th Sustainable Springfield Business Forum

Noted Architect and Planner to Speak on Green Urbanism   At the May 29th Springfield Business Alliance noon luncheon the noted architect and planner Douglas Farr will present “Sustainable Urbanism”, a program that illustrates the practices that have become more and more in vogue since Al Gore’s release of “An Inconvenient Truth” three years ago.… Continue Reading

SSI’s 2009 Annual President’s Report

Sustainable Springfield Inc. Annual President’s Report, April 15, 2009   Our organization was formed in April 2007, and officially chartered as an Illinois Not-for-Profit Chartable Corporation on April 22, 2007 by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office.   Our by-laws were formerly adopted by the Board of Directors in January 2008, and our annual meeting… Continue Reading

There’s a lot going on in April: Earth Month

April’s Environmental Events Compiled by Sustainable Springfield Inc.   April 7, Food Not Lawns On Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m., Bill Hannaford will be discussing his exploration of heirloom vegetables. Find out the ins and outs of growing heirlooms, varieties that do well in our area, and even how to acquire FREE heirloom… Continue Reading

Community Garden at Fairgrounds

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO PLANT COMMUNITY GARDEN Garden will be open to the public and located on Illinois State Fairgrounds SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – If you are looking for a spot to try out your green thumb, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has just the place. IDOA is announcing the inaugural year of the… Continue Reading

SSI’s Own Sr. Sharon Zayac’s Talk Featured in Illinois Times

Sr. Sharon is a member of Sustainable Springfield’s Inc’s Board of Directors. Her talk presented at our february public meeting is featured in the February 26, 2009 edition of the Illinois Times  FEBRUARY 26, 2009 Caring for Creation Sr. Sharon Zayac joins others in the faith community to spread the word about climate change BY AMANDA… Continue Reading