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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


Sarah Lentz is the second UIS Environmental Studies graduate student participating with SSI to fulfill her capstone closure requirement for graduation. She began her SSI internship in the spring semester of 2014 and will complete 240 hours of work with our organization. Her responsibilities will include assisting with the development or criteria for evaluating green businesses in Springfield, drafting blog entries and informative website content, and evaluating the functioning of a local environmental not-for-profit organization.

Go to our Winter 2014 Newsletter on our News & Blog page to find out more about Sarah.