Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force

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NEST Youth Share Results of the 2023 School Sustainability Survey

In the News:

Students urging Indian Prairie and Naperville districts to reduce carbon footprint, energy costs, by Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun.

Teen Activists Urge Eco-Friendly Changes in Naperville and Aurora Schools, by Mariyam Syed (COD student and NEST volunteer), The COD Courier.

New Resource to Help You Save Energy and Money

With the tagline, "Save Energy. Save Money. And Save the Planet Too," the new website is a great resource for anyone looking to reduce their energy costs and maximize their savings while reducing their carbon footprint. It's easy to navigate and has all the info you need. Check it out!

Thinking of Electrifying Your Home?

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 events, peruse resources, read our news, volunteer for a team, or simply contact us.

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After 2 years of hard work by NEST volunteers, NEST teamed up with City staff on August 31, 2021 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.