- Community Choice Electricity Aggregation
- Renewable Energy
- Energy Efficiency
- Waste Reduction & Recycling
- Water Conservation
- Food Cycle
- Land Use & Development
- Community Resources
- Intern Program
The Office of Sustainability is pleased to invite applications for interns at any time. Internship responsibilities range from recycling support, energy efficiency efforts, communications, general sustainability work and more. Positions are unpaid but provide participants with valuable experience in governmental processes and municipal sustainability practices. Intern periods typically correlate with academic sessions. Those interested in an internship should e-mail the City's sustainability office at email@example.com.
2013 Summer Internship Program
The Office of Sustainability organizes a specific intern program each summer to connect students to real-world projects that address the environmental, social and economic health and wellbeing of Evanston. View the 2013 Summer Internship Program packet here.
To apply for a summer internship at the Office of Sustainability, complete the Internship Application and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Catherine Hurley with any additional questions at (847) 448-8069 or by emailing email@example.com.
Read about the projects from the 2012 Summer Intern Program below.
2012 Summer Interns Update
Office of Sustainability interns have been busy this summer! The 12 ETHS and Northwestern student interns have been working to promote city sustainability goals through energy efficiency and recycling opportunities, community outreach at summer camps and a new city-wide urban agriculture project.
Energy Efficiency Team
Our Energy Efficiency Team set up shop at the Evanston Public Library on July 5 to pass out CFL light bulbs and sign up residents for CUB Energy Saver. They handed out more than 100 CFLs and signed up 78 residents for CUB in just five hours! CUB Energy Saver is an online energy usage tracker that links to customers’ ComEd accounts. The free resource provides tips for energy efficiency and offers coupons to restaurants and shops for reducing energy use over time. More than 1,000 members had signed up by June 2012 when the Office of Sustainability set a goal to recruit 1,000 more residents in a year. Check out our progress and learn more here, and sign up with the Energy Efficiency Intern Team at the downtown Evanston Whole Foods on July 22, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Interested in joining the CUB Energy Saver Business Rewards Program to offer a CUB incentive for your business? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Recycling Team has been hard at work creating waste reduction guides for the community. Check out their tips for reducing waste at home and at work, and study up to face their recycling trivia questions.
Also be sure to check out the Evanston Recycling Fair & Equipment Expo at Evanston Township High School’s parking lot on Saturday, July 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The fair will feature document shredding and recycling, electronics recycling, plastic bag collection to benefit the homeless and more.
The Recycling Team is also creating Office of Sustainability Intern T-Shirts for better visibility when working in the community. Look for the interns in kelly green shirts soon!
Zero Waste Summer Camp Team
The Evanston Waste Busters Team works with Blooming Campers ages 4-7 and 8-12 at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Camp once a week to do sustainability games, crafts and competitions. See a video from thei
See a video of the Waste Busters first week at the camp (June 29), during which campers drew pictures of their interpretation of a sustainable home and learned a chant about reducing, reusing and recycling.
Week 2 (July 6), the team focused on recycling by discussing the life cycle of an aluminum can, playing a recycling trivia game and running a recycling relay race.
The following week (July 13), the Waste Busters Team discussed reducing, with stations about food and water waste and ways to prevent it.
During week 4 (July 20), the campers learned about reusing resources by making collages, paper bag trees, cardboard tube birds, decorating water bottles and more crafts.
Stay up to date on sustainability fun at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Camp at the Waster Busters Team online blog. The site documents camp projects and other energy and sustainability tips.
One Seed One Evanston Team
One Seed One Evanston is a collaborative effort of the City of Evanston’s Office of Sustainability and the Chicago chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Through the selection of a celebrated seasonal crop, the program seeks to encourage Evanston residents to grow healthy, fresh food in gardens and container pots. This summer, One Seed One Evanston will highlight Swiss chard as our first crop of choice. Residents can join One Seed One Evanston by growing Swiss chard this summer and enjoying the benefits of eating healthy, locally grown food.
One Seed One Evanston will provide free seeds, planting and growing tips, and will ‘cultivate’ a culture of community gardening and healthy eating in person and online. The program launched on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Evanston Recycling Fair & Equipment Expo at Evanston Township High School.
For more information, check out One Seed One Evanston online.
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