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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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Category Archives: Community

CWLP’s Solar Station and mySolar Program Presentation

February 13, 6:30 pm – 8 pm, Carnegie North Room, Lincoln Library, 326 S. 7th Street, Springfield
Gary Hurley, CWLP Energy Services Manager will be here to discuss the details of their first major venture into commercial solar power and will answer questions about the project and the “mySolar” Subscription Program. Come and learn the full details about this new effort by CWLP to provide sustainable energy. CoSponsored by Sustainable Springfield.

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Learn about CWLP’s 250kW Solar Farm

Public Invited

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM CST

Lincoln Library 326 S 7th St, Springfield, Illinois 62701

CWLP Renewable Choice Program

CWLP customers who want to neutralize the environmental impact of their monthly energy usage can do so by purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs). RECs are certificates provided by “green”-energy producers that guarantee they are generating electricity using only eligible renewable energy sources (such as solar, wind or biomass). One REC is equal to one megawatt-hour (MWH) of “green” electricity. A MWH is 1000 kilowatt-hours (kWh).

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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… Continue Reading

2013 Downtown Holiday Planter Decorating

Thanks to Abby Walden, Public Works Waste and Recycling Department, for coordinating this event. SSI and UIS student organization S.A.G.E. are one of many groups decorating the downtown planters for the holidays. SSI and S.A.G.E. planned their designs to include white pines, aluminum cans, leftover green scraps from the Native Plant Society’s planter and members’… Continue Reading

2013 Paint the Street Fest

On July 20th the Springfield Art Association coordinated our communities 1st Paint the Street Fest. Sustainable Springfield Inc. contacted supporters and local organizations to collectively purchase street squares to paint a sustainable street mural. We put our brushes together and had a great time on the streets! Many thanks to Jubilee Farm, S.A.G.E., GPSI Student… Continue Reading

An Appeal from Don Hanrahan About Hunter Lake & Dam

  Just when you think this dinosaur might actually go extinct, it rears its ugly head.  I am writing to ask for your support and for that of the members of your groups/organizations.  Specifically, I seek notification of your members of this pressing environmental concern, and everyone’s input regarding planning for a large and critically important public… Continue Reading