Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force
Important Election Information
Municipal elections are April 4. Find out where the candidates stand on environmental issues by viewing Focus on the Environment candidate forums. Use your vote to help make Naperville more sustainable. Forums are co-sponsored by NEST, Citizens Climate Lobby, and First Congregational Church, Naperville.
Candidate questionnaires are now available. These will help you to be well-informed about our candidates' approaches to environmental challenges.
Front & Center
NEST Monthly Community Meeting: 3/20/23 at 7:00 PM on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Our speaker will be Pam Richart, from the Coalition to Stop CO2 Pipelines.
Special April Community Meeting! 4/17/23 at 7:00 PM at First Congregational Church, Naperville, 25 E Benton Ave. You listened to the candidates, you voted, and now it's time to put their environmental promises into action. Join NEST, Greater Naperville Citizens' Climate Lobby, and other local environmental organizations for a special workshop on Strategizing for Political and Community Engagement on Climate and Environmental Action. This meeting will be in person! Please RSVP.
Check out our resources regarding, electric vehicles, renewable resources, financial incentives to go green, and overall what businesses and residents can do.
Thinking of Electrifying Your Home?
Contact NEST to hear personal experiences of adding solar, cooking with induction stoves, and heating with a heat pump. It can be done and we love talking about it!
Learn about which incentives are available to you through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to make your home more energy efficient and save money.
Participate in the Naperville Renewable Energy Program and then access rebates for heat pumps, solar, insulation, and more.
Why electrification is part of climate solutions.
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.
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. 
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.