Mission: Incorporated in 2001, Seven Generations Ahead’s mission is to promote the development of ecologically sustainable and healthy communities. Seven Generations Ahead’s strength is in outlining how to proactively build green communities – not solely responding to environmental crises. SGA advocates for local community solutions to global environmental issues, and promotes clean, renewable energy; eco-effective materials and products; intelligent, sustainable building design; local, sustainable food; zero waste; and strategies designed to create ecologically effective communities.
Geographic areas served: Chicago, Illinois USA metropolitian area
Programs: Fresh from the Farm, Zero Waste Schools, PlanitGreen
The time I spent with SGA this past summer was a great experience. I learned so much from the staff, I always felt supported and I deeply the support the work they are doing in the Chicago area and beyond. They definitely put me to work from helping with events to doing research to troubleshooting technological difficulties. The reason I most enjoyed being a part of SGA's team was because I was able to play an important, if small, part in the kind of change that really matters: what and how families eat, how schools integrate health and sustainability, how communities view and practice sustainability and stewardship and so much more.
I would recommend being a part of this organization and their work to anyone!