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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.

Your Sustainable & Environmental Information Network in Springfield
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Author Archives: Harv Koplo

LLCC Sustain Springfield Green Map

The Sustain Springfield Green Map is a user-friendly, GIS-based, online resource that guides residents, visitors, organizations and businesses to sustainable or environmentally-friendly services, sites and amenities. Click below to bring up interactive map:

Looking for a community garden, area park, recycling resources and more? Let the Sustain Springfield Green Map show the way!

Open the map to start your adventure and discover more of Springfield.

The Sustain Springfield Green Map is hosted by the Lincoln Land Community College Green Center. The Urban Action Network designed and developed the conceptual framework along with environmental specialist Wynne Coplea. The map was created by Jordyn Lahey, an LLCC student in Rey de Castro’s Advanced GIS class. The project was also made possible with a seed grant to the Urban Action Network from the Dominican Sisters of Springfield.

Attracting Pollinators Using Native Plants in Containers

See Video of the Attracting Pollinators Presentation – 03/28/18 Presentation Wednesday, March 28th to learn about attracting pollinators using native plants in containers. Presenters Susan Helm and Grace Norris  focused on why we should care about pollinators and the things we can do as business owners and home gardeners to help promote pollinator habitat by using native… Continue Reading

Make Your Home or Business More Sustainable!

View this presentation from four presenters who discussed how to make your home and/or business more sustainable. Sustainable Springfield, Inc. is hosted this panel presentation and discussion on July 19, 2017 that covered the topics of water conservation, energy efficiency, waste & recycling, and (affordable) alternative energy generation. Representatives from City Water, Light & Power,… Continue Reading