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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

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