About Our Organization

The Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force began as a small group of Naperville citizens working together for clean energy in Naperville. Over time, we expanded our scope and in 2019, we became an official Task Force of the City of Naperville.

As a whole, we generally meet on the 3rd Monday of each month, but our focused committees meet independently. Please read more about them below and volunteer with our effort.

Mission

The Naperville Environment & Sustainability Task Force was established to assist, inform, and advice administrative and elected officials of the City in identifying and prioritizing sustainability initiatives for the community in order to ensure a high standard of livability, achieve sustainable management of natural resources, and maintain economic prosperity.

Task Force Chairperson

Set priorities for the organization. Track and manage progress on priorities. Develop key messages and strategies. Meet with elected officials and city staff. Represent NEST to the public and regional partners.
Meets with team leaders on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
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Building & Development

The Building and Development Committee aims to address a pragmatic and prolific reduction of greenhouse gas emissions within the proposed and built environment of the city of Naperville.
Meets via zoom on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm.
Learn more about their work towards a sustainable Naperville for 2036 or contact the committee chairperson.

City Engagement

Working with the City Leadership to develop and implement strategies towards achieving a sustainable Naperville.
Learn more about their work towards a sustainable Naperville for 2036 or contact the committee chairperson.

Community Engagement

Working to engage and educate the community to create and raise awareness of the sustainability plan.
Learn more about their work towards a sustainable Naperville for 2036 or contact the committee chairperson.

Energy

Working to outline a strategic plan to develop a clean energy future through increasing energy efficiency, renewable energy, and distributed generation.
Learn more about their work towards a sustainable Naperville for 2036 or contact the committee chairperson.

Natural Resources

Working to outline a strategic plan to conserve and employ natural resources to mitigate and prepare for climate change impacts.
Learn more about their work towards a sustainable Naperville for 2036 or contact the committee chairperson.

Transportation

Working to outline a strategic plan to develop the transition for clean, healthy, efficient transportation, as well as increased walkability and bikability.
Learn more about their work towards a sustainable Naperville for 2036 or contact the committee chairperson.

Waste

Working to outline a strategic plan to reduce waste.
Learn more about their work towards a sustainable Naperville for 2036 or contact the committee chairperson.