Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force

Front & Center

  • NEST Monthly Community Meeting: Monday 6/20/22 @ 7PM via Zoom Topic: League of Women Voters of Naperville will be talking democracy and climate change.
    This meeting is open to the public, but registration is necessary. Register for the meeting at
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • NEST Potluck Picnic: We've all missed seeing each other in person, so please join us for a potluck picnic. It will be a chance to celebrate all of NEST's hard work, and finally get to meet all those people who you've only seen in little boxes on a screen! Bring the family. All are welcome, no matter your level of involvement with NEST. We can't wait to see you!
    Bring to share entres, sides, salad, dessert, or refreshment. (Paper plates, eating utensils, ice, and water will be provided.) Bring your own chairs and lawn games for kids.

  • 2022/03/31 Chicago Tribune: "Naperville youth sustainability team tackling climate change one plastic bag at a time."

  • 2022/03/22 Chicago Tribune: Nice coverage about NEST's effort to "push the city’s electric consortium away from coal in favor of more carbon-free energy sources".

Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force

Building a Resilient Future

The Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force (NEST) is a group of concerned citizens working together to create a climate action plan as a roadmap for Naperville to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through 2040.

Please learn more about us, attend any of our meetings, peruse resources, read our news, volunteer for a team, or simply contact us.

Stay in touch by subscribing to our mailing list.

After 2 years of hard work by NEST volunteers, NEST teamed up with City staff on August 31st for a City Council Workshop on Sustainability. City Council concurred to proceed with the Staff's recommended Immediate plan, Five-year plan, and Outreach/Engagement. This a great start and commitment towards a sustainable Naperville. Please watch the workshop's video and read about the City's committed objectives. [1]

Thanks go out to City Manager Doug Krieger, former NEST Chairwoman Jodi Trendler, current NEST Chairwoman Cathy Clarkin, and Naperville's Sustainability Coordinator Ben Mjolsness for their Workshop presentations.[1] The NEST summary report was presented to City Council on March 16, 2021

But, we're not done. We work in committees to gather data, research best practices, and identify cities that are getting sustainability right to serve as role models. We also survey Naperville citizens and businesses to identify their goals and priorities. Please volunteer with us.