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Sustainability Partners

flowersWinner of a 2009 Champion of Sustainability in Communities Award from the Sustainable Endowments Institute

Please click to go to our blog, Partnering for a Sustainable Chicago

Partnering for a Sustainable Chicago--or Sustainability Partners--is an environmental network facilitating the circulation of knowledge and the building of community connections on Chicago’s South Side. Inspired by Wangari Maathai's Green Belt Movement, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Edible Arts movement, and such allied recent movements as the Leave No Child Inside Initiative, we are developing new opportunities for bringing the humanities to bear on the urgent questions of how to connect to our communities and to nature in ways that promote peace, friendship, and justice. Seeking to foster philosophical reflection and a larger sense of justice and non-violence grounded on sustainability, food awareness, environmentalism, and biodiversity as well as social diversity, we are committed to promoting creative and effective educational tools to help both young and old learn about these matters and their ethical importance--tools that include such innovative transformations of public space as the Timuel D. Black Edible Arts Garden on the grounds of 5710 S. Woodlawn. Members of our network will have the opportunity to learn from each other's experiences and support each other's efforts by sharing information and resources through

We invite you to join us in working together to make Chicago a more sustainable place for all of us to live in.

If you would like to be added to our listserv or join our network, please fill out our Network Directory Form and email it to And please feel free to call us at 773/834-3929 if you have any questions about our work!

Simply click on the link to download our Network Directory
Network Directory (pdf)
Network Directory (doc)

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The Civic Knowledge Project Will Work To
  Leave No Child Inside
    Leave No Life Unexamined
      Leave No Voice Unheard
Please Say Yes To The CKP!