Our mission is to enact sustainable policy reform and to empower DuPagers with sustainable living skills.

 

Municipal Support + Grassroots organizing. On the left there is a gavel, on the right there is grass.

Sustain DuPage has 5 working mission projects that bring us closer to our vision.

The Churchill Woods Protectors: Our volunteers meet at Churchill Woods Forest Preserve to restore the ecology of this 264 acre site! Restoration sometimes includes heavy labor like cutting brush, but we also have non-heavy days that include harvesting and spreading seed, river restoration, and more! We welcome volunteers of all ages, we ask that guardians supervise kiddos (with a 1:3 ratio of adults to kids!) Click here for more information! Or click here to join our facebook group!
 
EC3: Sustain DuPage has brought together the Environmental Commissions & Committees of DuPage County to unify as Illinois’ first Environmental Commission & Committee Coalition. These county-wide volunteers have joined the Coalition to collaborate with other member Environmental Commissions & Committees of DuPage County in order to pool our resources, inspiration, and expertise as well as to comprehensively further our individual Commission & Committee goals. Our meetings are open to the public. Click here for more information! Or click here to like our facebook page for updates!
 
LIFE Atlas: This group of volunteers is working to create a website that inventories the Locally Integrated Food Economy of DuPage County in a fun and exciting way. The finished website will serve as a tool to DuPagers who would like to buy local (but don’t know how!), DuPagers who would like to grow more of their own food (but don’t know how!), and small-business entreprenuers who know they want to open or strengthen a food establishment business (but don’t know how!) Click here for more information! Or click here to join our facebook group
 
Victory Garden: Through the Victory Garden we are empowering our community with agricultural and nutritional literacy! That means we provide in-garden one-on-one mentorship in how to grow food. Once we’ve grown the food we harvest it and cook it together to strengthen the bonds of community and receive communal cooking lessons! Click here for more information! Or click here to join our facebook group!
 
 
Our organization also teaches classes in sustainable living skills like basket weaving, tapping maple trees for syrup, sewing, etc.! Please feel free to contact us with your questions!