During the 2018-2019 school year, students and teachers participated in the Epic Sustainable Neighborhood Youth Challenge to answer the question,“What would you do to make your community more sustainable?” The program is a partnership with the Peggy Notebaert Nature MuseumCivic ArtWorks, and Illinois Green.

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, the top 4 campaigns from the Challenge were recognized at the 2019 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

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Lakeview Compost Bin by Lake View High School

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Bird-Window Collisions by Northside College Prep

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Strolling Around Chicago by Simpson Academy for Young Women

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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!

The Epic Sustainable Neighborhood Youth Challenge is generously supported by
The Chicago Learning Exchange