- New! Evanston GreenBuzz Website
- Community Choice Electricity Aggregation
- Renewable Energy
- Energy Efficiency
- Waste Reduction & Recycling
- Water Conservation
- Food Cycle
- Land Use & Development
- Community Resources
- Intern Program
Climate change is one of the largest environmental issues facing Evanston, along with the rest of the world. Because of this, Evanston has been pursuing its goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 7% from the 1990 levels by 2012.
A Climate for Change
In 2007, the Office of Sustainability was created shortly after the City's Strategic Plan identified environmental sustainability as one of three guiding values for Evanston.
The Evanston Office of Sustainability works with City departments, residents, businesses, regional, state and national partners to develop policies and implement initiatives that strengthen the environmental and economic sustainability of Evanston.
The Office of Sustainability focuses on the seven following areas:
- 2006 - US Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement
- 2007 - GHG emission inventory revealing a need for 13% reduction in emissions by 2012
- 2008 - Evanston Climate Action Plan (ECAP) unanimously accepted by City Council
- 2009 - Year One Evanston Climate Action Plan Update
- 2010 - Update of Community GHG Emissions Inventory
- 2012 - Evanston Climate Action Plan Update 2011
In line with Evanston's tradition of leadership and goal to be the Most Livable City in America, the City is one of the first 30 communities nationwide to evaluate community sustainablity based on the STAR framework which assesses a communities ability to provide for the health and wellbeing of people, a strong local economy, environmental stewardship.
Green Ribbon Committee
The Green Ribbon Committee is comprised of the seven largest employers in Evanston and is dedicated to ongoing collaboration in an attempt to advance strategies outlined in ECAP.
- Community Resources - This section holds all the resources for any of the 6 areas of interest that we have made available to residents.
The best way that Evanston can become a more sustainable city is through community participation. You are encouraged to contact the Office of Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments or questions regarding current initiatives as well as suggestions on future projects that we should explore.
Office of Sustainability
2100 Ridge Ave. Evanston, IL 60201
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GREEN Earth Day Business Networking Breakfast
Age Friendly Evanston Community Meeting
Human Relations Commission
Housing & Community Development Act Committee - CANCELLED
Site Plan Appearance and Review Committee
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- Public Tree Inventory to Begin April 17
- Utility Bill Assistance Available at Evanston's Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration
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