Working Groups

Policy Working Group

The Policy working group cultivates the “in-between space”, a mutually beneficial working relationship between grassroots community leaders and policymakers, based upon two-way communication and collaboration.

To get involved, contact Caitlin Sarro at

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Collaborative Events Group

Nourish (comm)Unity II: Crossing Generations and Neighborhoods is a collaborative events series that will feature four events curated by our members in the collaborative events working group. Each event will explore a different Chicago neighborhood through topics such as victory gardens, biking, gathering spaces, and technology. 

This year, the series will explore connections across generations as well as across communities, building on the energy created through last year’s original Nourish (comm)Unity series! 

Please save the date and RSVP; more info coming soon!

Nourish (comm)Unity II:

  • June 29th, 2019
  • August 15th, 2019
  • September 21st, 2019
  • October 12th, 2019

To get involved, contact Samantha Sainsbury at

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Collaborative Publication Group

The Collaborative Publication group is exploring ways to showcase innovative sustainability programming and facilitate access to resources and other assets through a publication featuring CSLN members.

To get involved, contact Andrew Clayton at