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.
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.
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.
Sustain DuPage has partnered with the Theosophical Society since 2016 to create an organic garden on the TS grounds designed to teach our community how to grow, harvest, store, and cook food communally. At each cooking event, we prepare meals based around the fruits and vegetables grown from our garden. All meals are vegetarian, with vegan and gluten free options available.
A suggested donation of $10 is requested to cover the costs of kitchen rental and supplies. We accept cash, card, or checks!