Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force
After 2 years of hard work by NEST volunteers, NEST teamed up with City staff on August 31st 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. 
For the complete report as well as quick overview, visit Sustainable Naperville 2036. You may also wish to read these news articles and blog posts about the workshop:
Please continue to show your support for a future resilient and sustainable Naperville:
Attend our public Nest Community Meeting on Zoom.
Watch Naperville High School students express the importance of a sustainable future.
Coming Soon: Catherine Clarkin's 10/13/21 League of Women's Voters of Naperville talk: Learn How to Work for Change: An Interactive Presentation on Efforts Towards a Sustainable Future
Ensure sustainability is a high priority in Naperville's Strategic Plan. See and Watch NCTV17's report on the June 7th City Council Strategic Plan Workshop with a brief interview with NEST.
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.
After 2 years of hard work by NEST volunteers, the Sustainable Naperville 2036 Report is complete was submitted to the City of Naperville government. It summarizes the current state of Naperville's environment, energy use, and sustainability efforts. It also lays out goals to reduce carbon dioxide and other pollutants and a pathway to achieve those goals. At the 8/31/21 City Council Workshop on Sustainability, City Council concurred to proceed with the Staff's recommended Immediate plan, Five-year plan, and Outreach/Engagement.
But, were 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.
Front & Center
NEST Monthly Community Meeting:
Monday 11/15/21 @ 7PM
Due to the pandemic, it will be held on Zoom.
This meeting is open to the public, but registration is necessary. Register for the meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocuGtrDgpG90sRXONs7SSrgeMO8YlL3La
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
City Council Workshop on Sustainability:
At this 8/31/21 City Council Workshop, Council unanimously agreed on the proposed Immediate Plan (Current – December 2022), Five-year Plan (2023 – 2028), and directed staff to continue working with NEST and other community partners to design and conduct outreach and engagement efforts for different audiences and groups (2022 – 2023).
Naperville's Sustainability Coordinator:
At the 11/23/20 Budget Workshop, City Council supported hiring a full-time staff member to develop and coordinate sustainability programs.
Ben Mjolsness is now our city's first sustainabillity coordinator. Please enjoy this NCTV-17 interview of Mr. Mjolsness.