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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
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Sustainability Resources

Environmental Groups, Municipal Agencies & Online Resources

Sustainable Decatur
Sustainable Decatur aims to coordinate a comprehensive approach to achieve environmental, economic, and social impacts to improve the livability and quality of Decatur. Through public discussion, development of resource materials, and a coordinated action plan, Sustainable Decatur is here to get all segments of the City working together to create lasting and measurable change.

CWLP’s Smart Energy Forum
CWLP welcomes input and ideas to help shape the most effective and desirable energy conservation programs. These programs will be good for the environment and will yield a cost savings on our customers’ utility bills. In order to make it as easy as possible to gather ideas and suggestions, CWLP has established this Smart Energy Forum to reach out directly to the community.

City of Springfield, Division of Waste and Recycling
The Division of Waste and Recycling works to educate citizens on the benefits of recycling and has developed programs that enhance our ability to recycle.

Community Energy Systems
Mission is to educate the public regarding energy conservation, energy efficiency, and the prudent and fair operation of utility companies. We believe that mission requires both intellectual and practical applications.

Frack Free Illinois                                                                                                                     A coalition of grass roots environmental organizations across Illinois supporting a Frack Free Illinois. They advocate for a ban on the dangerous practice of fracking and work towards stopping or slowing fracking and all of its dangerous effects — in the IL General Assembly, state agencies and local governments. They work with other organizations on various aspects of this campaign including SAFE, Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment, IPA, Illinois People’s Action, The Leagues of Women Voters of Illinois, CAPOW, Citizen’s Act To Protect Our Water, Environment Illinois and Food and Water Watch

Friends of Sangamon Valley
A charitable organization dedicated to the preservation of our natural heritage by acquiring, restoring and protecting ecologically significant lands in the Sangamon Valley Watershed.

Freecycle Springfield Illinois Network
Help save our dwindling Prairie Grasslands from becoming landfills. Make a difference and recycle right here in your own community.

Illinois Citizens for Clean Air and Water                                                                                The Illinois Citizens for Clean Air and Water (ICCAW) is a state-wide coalition of family farmers and community groups advocating for sound policies and practices that protect the environment, human health, and rural quality of life from the impacts of large-scale, industrialized livestock production facilities in Illinois. A majority of its members are family farmers and rural residents that live near large-scale livestock facilities that have been adversely impacted by the problems they create.

Illinois Stewardship Alliance
ISA is a citizens’ organization that promotes a safe and nutritious food system, family farming, and healthy communities by advocating diverse, humane, and socially just and ecologically sustainable production and marketing practices.

Jubilee Farm
Jubilee Farm is an 111-acre center for ecology and spirituality. Programs and experiences are designed to help people understand our interdependent relationship to the whole of creation and learn how to live more sustainably with Earth.

Lincoln Land Community College Green Center
An environmental group organized under the college’s Workforce Development and Community Education program.

City of Normal Illinois’ Sustainability Programs
Since 2002 Normal Illinois as been in the forefront of sustainability, as evidenced by its recently enacted (November 2006) Environmental Stewardship policy.

Students Allied for a Greener Earth S. A. G. E.
SAGE offers an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to become involved in the promotion of environmental awareness and protection. Membership is open to all members of the UIS community.

Sangamon Valley Group Sierra Club
Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet.

Springfield Green
Springfield Green is dedicated to the beautification of the Capital City area, benefiting the environment, and improving the quality of life
for everyone.