GreenTown: The Future of Community | Creating Healthy, Sustainable Communities

What is GreenTown?

GreenTown: The Future of Community is designed to help create sustainable communities. Since 2007, mayors and other elected officials, city managers, public works directors, park district directors, planners, developers, builders, architects, landscape architects, engineers, school leaders, teachers, healthcare professionals, environmental advocates – and many others interested in sustainable development – have gathered to hear inspiring speakers, learn from been-there case studies, and discuss actionable steps to make communities–and people and planet–healthier. At GreenTown, people learn, network, and act.

GreenTown is co-produced by a5 Inc., a Chicago-based marketing and communications firm, and Seven Generations Ahead, a non-profit organization whose mission is to build healthy, sustainable communities. Over the past five years, we have created experiences across the Midwest in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, including:

-South Bend, Indiana
-Chicago, Illinois
-Oak Park, Illinois
-Aurora, Illinois
-Elgin, Illinois
-Lake County, Illinois
-Highland Park, Illinois
-Grand Rapids, Michigan
-Valparaiso, Indiana
-Terre Haute, Indiana
-Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio

GreenTown is a zero waste, carbon neutral event designed to connect the dots between the public and private sectors to create a stronger platform for common ground and building community. Our aim: mix equal parts inspiration, aspiration and perspiration to be a catalyst for sustainability planning and implementation. To learn how your community can host GreenTown, contact John Harris at a5 at 312.706.2533.

Now is the time to create healthy, sustainable communities.