Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force

Front & Center

  • NEST Monthly Community Meeting: 12/19/22 at 7 PM on Zoom. Join us for an end of year recap and a look to 2023!
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Check out our resources regarding, electric vehicles, renewable resources, financial incentives to go green, and overall what businesses and residents can do.

  • 2022/09/01 Walkability Presentation to the Naperville Transportation Advisory Board: Dr. Reed Perkins, Professor of Environmental Studies at North Central College presented how Geographic Information System (GIS) tools may be used evaluate walkability in Naperville. Tom Craighead from NEST provided some background on the topic.

  • 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 events, 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 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.