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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: SSI Presentation Videos

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 plants and containers. Also on hand was Chef Michael Higgins to share the story of the Maldaners restaurant’s award-winning rooftop garden.

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

Presentations by architects John Shafer and David Parker

Click to view Videos of the presentations by architects John Shafer and David Parker. This second in the series”Designing a Sustainable Springfield” was presented by SSI and SVG May 26, 2015. John highlighted his project called “The Smart Growth Case Study” – two buildings at 6th and Vine streets in Springfield which house his architectural… Continue Reading

SSI sponsored presentations by Kent Massie and Hal Sprague

Click to view Videos of the 11/25/14 SSI sponsored presentations by Kent Massie and Hal Sprague. Kent highlighted the sustainable components that were incorporated into the Jackson Street Corridor Study…..  Especially, the components that are related to urban storm water management and conservation of natural and cultural sites. Hal followed up and spoke about Jackson… Continue Reading