The environmental costs of chemical-intensive farming are no longer acceptable. Rampant pesticide use, soil depletion and genetic modification of crops threaten the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land we depend on for food and habitat. Sustainable agriculture is a realistic and necessary alternative to those practices. The following groups are leading the fight – either through example or through education – to replace the self-defeating cycle of destructive agriculture with the natural and nurturing techniques of sustainable farming.
Total given in this category in fiscal year 2013: $271,374
1547 Rockton Road
Evanston, Illinois 61011-9572 United States
The Evanston Environmental Association promotes the Evanston Ecology Center and its educational programs, presents the Evanston Green Living Festival, supports the Ladd Arboretum and recruits volunteers for various environmental events.
300 N. Central Park Avenue
Springfield, Illinois 60624-1945 United States
The Illinois Stewardship Alliance promotes environmentally sustainable, economically viable, socially just food and farm systems through policy development, advocacy and education.
401 Jackson Parkway
Oak Park, Illinois 62704-1923 United States
Seven Generations advances the development of ecologically sustainable and healthy communities in the U.S. through sustainability planning, conferences, and zero waste and farm-to-school programming.
642 S. Lombard
Chicago, Illinois 60304 United States
The Recyclery Collective builds community through the restoration of donated bicycles, and shares resources and knowledge to support cycling as an affordable, independent and sustainable mode of transportation.
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