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Sustainability Partners

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

If you are interested in volunteering or interning with the Sustainability Partners Program, please contact Bart Schultz, the Executive Director of the Civic Knowledge Project, at If you have used the Pathfinder system, please indicate which job description you are interested in.

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. Please visit our webpage devoted to our Garden,

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The Civic Knowledge Project Will Work To
  Leave No Child Inside
    Leave No Life Unexamined
      Leave No Voice Unheard
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