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Sustainable Springfield Inc. (SSI) is an environmental grass roots organization that promotes and inspires sustainable solutions by our local governments, the business community, and Springfield area citizens through education, networking, and collaboration.

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Author Archives: Harv Koplo

Downtown Springfield Pollinator Pilot Project

Powerpoint presentation by Susan Helm about the downtown Springfield pollinator project. The goals of the project are:

􀀀 To create healthy habitats to benefit all pollinators
􀀀 To create sustainable, beautiful, filled planters
through the growing season
􀀀 To save the city money in labor and plant material
􀀀 To provide native plant educational programs by
the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
􀀀 To fulfill the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge

Award Recipients Listed

Our 2019 Springfield Area Green Leadership Program and Sustainability Award recipients are now listed above under our programs menu. Please click above to read about our Springfield Area Green Leadership member accomplishments and award recipients, and find out more about these programs. Continue Reading

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

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