What we're about

Sustain DuPage is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit creating opportunities to learn and live DuPage sustainability culture.

Local economies are suffering, democracy is at stake, and scientists are telling us that our ecosystem might collapse.

This is because our entire society has been designed to perpetuate radical consumption.

What we need now is a complete metamorphosis.

We need to design a completely new way of life.

We need a sustainability culture.

That’s why we created Sustain DuPage.

Our nonprofit is a local platform for transformative action.

We’re building a new culture: a DuPage sustainability culture.

We are strengthening our regional economy, taking back our government, and preparing our communities for the dangers of climate change.

But seriously though, what do you actually “Du?”

We created five projects to achieve our mission of creating the DuPage sustainability culture we described above.

We call these our “Mission Projects.”

We are artists and artisans practicing sustainability within our art and artisanry, and we are using that art and artisanry to communicate environmental values and philosophy.

Join our Creators facebook group here! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/sustaindupagecreators/)

We are a coalition of NGOs, DuPage Environmental Commissions & Committees of DuPage, and everyday citizens. Sustain DuPage organizes quarterly meetings to ensure cohesive vision and communication between the DuPage sustainability movement's various stakeholders. In order to comply with the Open Meetings Act, we use our facebook page to communicate about our upcoming events.

We grow food communally (all responsibility and abundance is shared equitably) in Wheaton, Illinois with regular hosting of cooking nights.

Join our Gardeners facebook group for updates! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/sustaindupagegardeners/)

We are transforming seven acres of mostly buckthorn (a plant species out of balance with our local ecosystem) into an oak woodland planting which will provide maximum native biodiversity and food for humans and other lifeforms.

Join our Protectors facebook group for updates! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/sustaindupageprotectors/)

We host regular reading group discussions focused on sustainability literature like books, articles, essays, and poetry. We hope to hone our critical dialogue skills to strengthen our community understanding and progress.

Join our Turners facebook group for updates! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/SustainDuPageTurners/)

We hope you join our community and eco-movement!

More information at http://www.sustaindupage.com or on our Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/sustaindupage) or Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/sustaindupage)!

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Turners Meeting: All We Can Save, Part 6 - Feel

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Turners Meeting: All We Can Save, Part 5 - Persist

Online event

SD Market @ Dry City Brew Works!

Dry City Brew Works

Garden Work Trade!

Sustain DuPage Garden & Market Stand

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