The Epic Sustainable Neighborhood Youth Challenge engages Chicago-area teachers and students to answer the question,“What would you do to make your community more sustainable?” The program is a partnership with the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Civic ArtWorks, and Illinois Green. Students participated in the challenge from October 2018 – January 2019.
Eleven green building and sustainability professionals from Illinois Green also volunteered as mentors to share their expertise and support the development of the community-based campaigns to help answer this question. After sharing their campaigns with their schools and communities for support and being reviewed by a panel of judges, we are excited to recognize the top 4 campaigns from the Challenge!
The students and their campaigns will also be featured at this year’s Emerald Awards Ceremony at Limelight on May 14th.
Highlighting the Top 4 Student Sustainability Campaigns
Learn more about the top 4 community-based, sustainability campaigns developed by high school students participating in the Epic Sustainable Neighborhood Youth Challenge!
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words by CCA Academy
Lakeview Compost Bin by Lake View High School
Bird-Window Collisions by Northside College Prep
Strolling Around Chicago by Simpson Academy for Young Women
View the entire list of neighborhood and school-based campaigns for sustainable change below. Consider providing your support and feedback to these campaigns by clicking on a campaign link below that interests you!
To learn more about the Epic Sustainable Neighborhood Youth Challenge, contact Liz Wimmer.
The Epic Sustainable Neighborhood Youth Challenge is generously supported by
Hive Chicago Fund for Connected Learning at The Chicago Community Trust