- New! Evanston GreenBuzz Website
- Community Choice Electricity Aggregation
- Renewable Energy
- Energy Efficiency
- Earth Day & Arbor Day
- Sustainable Infrastructure
- Waste Reduction & Recycling
- Water Conservation
- Food Cycle
- Land Use & Development
- Community Resources
- Intern Program
Vote for Evanston in the World Wildlife Fund’s 2016 “We Love Cities” competition! Visit WeLoveEvanston.org.
Evanston Named 2015 Fund Earth Hour City Capital by World Wildlife Fund
Evanston was selected as the WWF’s 2015 U.S. Earth Hour City Capital by an 11-member jury composed of renowned leaders in urban sustainability. The panel noted Evanston’s impressive commitment and demonstrable progress toward fighting climate change. This year, Evanston is a finalist again, competing against Boulder, Colorado and Burlington, Vermont. Learn more.
Vote for Evanston in the 2016 "We Love Cities" campaign! Visit WeLoveEvanston.org to vote and share input on how Evanston can become a more sustainable community.
The Office of Sustainability has released the annual sustainability report for 2014 which can be found here.
Think Outside the Bag
Starting August 1, 2015 the Evanston shopping bag ordinance goes into effect. More information can be found here.
Evanston Climate Action Timeline
- 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 2012
- 2014 - Four-year ECAP Update Report
- 2014 - Evanston Livability Plan, updated goal and framework for climate action work, 20% reduction by 2016
- 2016 - Global Compact of Mayors
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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Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market
Access to Fishing
2016 Evanston Sidewalk Sale
Harry Potter Book Release Party
Starlight Movies in the Park: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"