Collectively, we can make a difference.
The Sustainability Center makes sustainability efforts approachable for Illinois residents and visitors of all ages through interactives and resources that encourage local action to build resilient and sustainable communities. Engage with our interactive gallery and rotating displays highlighting practical ways everyone can make an impact at home or in their community. Get a look at how sustainability practices impact the whole world on the larger-than-life central globe. Then, go local and explore the four components for sustainable living—food, water, economy and culture, and energy.
Get inspired by real-life success stories of conservation impact on Chicago communities, learn how you can get involved in sustainability projects in your neighborhood, check out sustainability resources from the digital library, or explore in-house resources from our partners at the Lincoln Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library.
Access to this exhibit is included with Museum admission.
Dive deeper into sustainability! Learn how you can become an active part of the C3 community, explore how our scientists are working with imperiled species, or learn about the changes you can make by using the resources below.
The Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum gratefully acknowledges and thanks:
“Public Museum Capital Grants Program”
Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois State Museum
Nature Museum developers, fabricators, designers and installers led by:
Dr. Nancy Tuchman
Exhibit development partners:
Turner & Townsend
Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB)