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Accelerate 77

Accelerating sustainability in 77 of Chicago's neighborhoods


In 2011, the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) launched a citywide project called Accelerate77, aimed at accelerating grassroots sustainability initiatives throughout Chicago’s 77 community areas. The project did this by identifying the initiatives and connecting them to one another, resource providers, and policy makers in a city-wide Sharing Approaches that Work Conference. The accelerate77 project has led to the formation of the Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN). As the organizing sponsor of the network, ICA is currently engaging members of the CSLN, a network of local activists and community organizations/organizers throughout Chicago, in collaborative change making efforts.



Additional Information About Accelerate 77

As early as 1990 the Institutes were aware of the need for new environmental ethics.

The Institute’s Initiatives Publication featured a report on this project.