Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force
Front & Center
Check out our resources regarding, electric vehicles, renewable resoures, 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.
2022/09/01 Naperville Walkability Study NCC Summary: A PDF that summarizes the presentation given to the Naperville Transportation Advisory Board.
2022/09/06 ChicagoTribune: "Study weighs ability of residents to walk to public transportation, stores, schools in Naperville"
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".
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, 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.