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Environment

Are you passionate about environmental issues like green living, promoting a sustainable lifestyle, fighting climate change or food waste? Here are proven social innovations that can help you to address these issues in your local community.
  • GIY

    Get together with people in your community and share the joy of growing your own food

  • Outdoor Club

    Adventure Beyond the Classroom

  • Open Orchard

    Organize an Open Orchard to bring people together, to provide free fruit to local residents and to green our urban environments.

  • Repair CafĂ© US

    Organize a free meeting place in your community to repair things instead of throwing them away.

  • The Last Plastic Straw

    Start a grassroots campaign to reduce and eliminate wasteful plastic straws from our communities.

  • Grow it Yourself

    Get together with people in your community and share the joy of growing your own food.

  • Pollinator Partnership

    Invite pollinators to your neighborhood by planting a pollinator friendly habitat in your garden, farm, school, park or just about anywhere!

  • Sow it Forward

    Start a vertical school garden in your classroom to give kids access to fresh produce and to learn about growing food.

  • Recycle Across America

    Start recycling right with standardized recycling labels for your school that will help you to improve recycling and save your school money.

  • Urban Forestry

    Bring people together in your neighborhood to plant trees for the benefit of your community and the environment.

  • Walking School Bus

    Organize a Walking School Bus in your local area for a healthier, more fun way for kids to get to and from school.

  • Bee Friendly Farming

    Promote pollinator health on your farm and receive recognition and consumer support for it.

  • TreePlanters

    Get hands-on education and support to plant trees in your neighborhood with your neighbors.

  • Building School Gardens

    Use school grounds to develop a sense of place and connection to the environment for urban dwellers.

  • Chicago River Cleanup

    Organize a river cleanup in your community or workplace and help to keep the Chicago River litter free.

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