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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: News

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

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

Urban Tree Canopy Program

Proposal on Protecting Springfield’s Urban Tree Canopy:  Urban Tree Canopy Program In order to prevent a net loss of trees in Springfield and to protect mature trees, Springfield’s Urban Tree Canopy could be assessed annually by the city utilizing i-tree software and a city boundary map of Springfield.  All trees removed by the city or… Continue Reading

Achieving Sustainability is Challenging

Sometimes doing the right thing isn’t easy… Coal is a resource that all of us use every day, and the industry continues to grow. Unfortunately, the environmental repercussions are enormous. Coal mining destroys the landscape and results in soil erosion, dust, noise and water pollution, and impacts local biodiversity. I have seen the other side… Continue Reading

Breaking Free From Plastic Bags!

In a previous blog post titled “Disposable World,” I challenged myself to take one small step towards living a more sustainable life. Specifically, I challenged myself to break free from our disposable world and switch to reusable shopping bags. I have wanted to make the switch to reusable shopping bags for years but have just… Continue Reading