The Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN), since formally launching in 2013 has had 100+ network events & activities. In addition to facilitating meetings, I act as the leader for working groups, including the CSLN Policy team. The recently updated New Member Packet succinctly describes the way the network is organized.

CSLN New Website

In order to reduce brand confusion and add necessary functionality, I’m working on launching a new website for the CSLN. The most exciting part is the robust functionality behind the new sustainability map. Being able to search for nearby initiatives, save lists, and more.

Sustainability & Policy: What’s Happening in your Ward?

Using the energy created by the CSLN Memo to the Mayor, the CSLN Policy Group is turning to local policymaker action in 2020. I’m leading the CSLN Policy group to engage community and policymakers at the ward-level. This survey will formally close in mid-February 2020.

CSLN Memo to the Mayor

As the facilitator of the CSLN Policy Team I led the initiative to submit a CSLN Memo to newly elected Mayor Lightfoot on May 21 2019. The memo is focused on holistically sustainability and based on five key principles, seven “practical and tangible ways” for the City of Chicago to incorporate them, and “reasonable, and…

Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS)

As a multi-site conference, INSS encompassed seven different regions across the US and UK. The intent of the conference was to convene academics and practitioners working across the broadly defined arena of social sustainability. Over 80 people participated at the Chicago site, and 150+ were engaged across all the sites. ​​ The conference sessions included on-site…

Faith & Sustainability Forum 2015

I was the main organizer of the Faith & Sustainability Forum where over 85 participants from communities ​​across the Chicagoland area gathered at the ICA GreenRise to meet like-minds and share approaches on faith based sustainability projects. Eco-Justice/PolicyUrban Ag/Native PlantsEnergySpiritSharing Approaches That Work Tracks Event activities included: Hearing upcoming opportunities to increase sustainability in faith communitiesSeeing…