About Us.

Sustainable Englewood Initiatives is a community-based, not-for-profit organization working with a variety of groups and individuals to improve environmental conditions and enhance land use decision making in the Chicago Southwest regional neighborhood known as Greater Englewood. Learn more.

Current Projects.

As of March 2017, the City of Chicago is revisiting alongside Norfolk Southern land assembly staff to pursue eminent domain proceedings in  East Englewood as part of its railroad $285 million expansion. Meanwhile, associated press reported a host of public safety matters associated with thief in the 63rd street rail yard via stolen guns. SEI will be assisting and monitoring both the Illinois Commerce Commission (responsible with oversight of railroads and utility companies) and possible city council action via Alderman Pat Dowell call for a public hearing on rail yard security. As you recall, on Sept. 19, 2013, the Chicago Plan Commission announced a deal between the City of Chicago and Norfolk Southern that will benefit our community as the nearby rail yard expands. The agreement will slash diesel pollution, bring new green space to Englewood, sponsor sustainability efforts and bring job training to the community. Learn more.

Resources.

How You Can Help: Check out our current listing of upcoming community meetings and other opportunities here.

In the News: Our work is getting attention in the press! Click here for a full list of articles.

In Pictures: Want to see Sustainable Englewood in action? Click here for photos.

Public Testimony: Read SEI’s public testimony, delivered at various public meeting, here.

Check out the photo and video footage from the Aug. 15th hearing!

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