Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force

Front & Center

  • Take our sustainable schools survey, featured in the Naperville Sun. If you are a parent, student, teacher, or community member, please take either the District 203 or District 204 survey. NEST's Youth Team will be sharing the results with the school boards and Naperville and Aurora City Councils. Help them demonstrate community support for environmental initiatives in the schools.

  • NEST Monthly Community Meeting: 2/20/23 at 7 PM on Zoom. Join us for an update on Naperville's sustainability initiatives with Sustainability Coordinator, Ben Mjolsness.
    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.

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.