Core members

Invest the most time in the network and receive the most benefits.

Ally members

Similar types of activities as core; however, their less frequent involvement results in fewer benefits.

GrassTops members

Primarily interested in collaborating with the network as an institutional partner.

Core Members

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Belinda Li
Founder and CEO CiTTA Partnership

Belinda is the Founder & CEO of CiTTA Partnership, a Chicago-based firm that helps socially-minded companies and organizations become more sustainable and create greater social impact. Belinda believes that we can collectively create a smarter world in which we can thrive economically while achieving positive environmental and social impact, which is her vision of sustainability. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of both the Illinois Environmental Council and the Social Enterprise Alliance in Chicago. She is thrilled to be a member of the CSLN, to help create a powerful platform that allows collaborations and best practice sharing between communities.

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Lorena Lopez
Community Engagement Specialist The Field Museum

In addition to working at The Field Museum, Lorena also serves on the Advisory Council of Environmentalists of Color. Her past work experience includes Faith in Place and Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), where she led community mapping to demand a new, clean, safe park in Little Village. She and her team won major victories, including the clean-up of 171 homes from cancer-causing toxic chemicals and the addition of new infrastructure around a park site. Lorena’s passion for nature grew when she started her first community garden at age 10.

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Deloris Lucas

Deloris is the Founder of We Keep You Rollin’, and is also involved in F.R.E.S.H., South Side Trail Blazers, Calumet Underground Railroad Monument Committee, Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council, and Equiticity. “Sustainability, to me, means lasting forever or as long as it’s feasible. And as you know, things change and I believe change is good! You just have to adapt to change, and adaptability complements sustainability!” She appreciates CSLN because she believes in the “if you care, do something” approach, and therefore helps to educate the community—especially youth—to make better life choices.