City Launches Sustainable Business Recognition Program
Evanston businesses that take actions to reduce their environmental impact can receive support from the City as well as recognition for their efforts as part of a new sustainable business recognition program, the City of Evanston announced today.
The program, Sustain Evanston, aims to encourage local businesses to make sustainability improvements, such as installing energy efficient lighting or implementing a composting program, while helping the City meet the ambitious goals outlined in its Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP).
In order to be recognized through the Sustain Evanston program, eligible Evanston businesses must implement at least 10 of the sustainable actions listed in the program checklist, available at SustainEvanston.com. The website offers businesses information about rebates and resources available to help them complete the required actions. A $250 cash incentive is available to recognized businesses to help offset costs associated with meeting the program requirements.
Businesses interested in participating in the Sustain Evanston recognition program must complete the required actions and submit documentation by August 4, 2019. Those that complete the program will receive a Sustain Evanston storefront decal recognizing them as a sustainable business, as well as a logo that can be displayed on their website. Restaurants and office/retail businesses are eligible to participate in the program.
Businesses that would like assistance completing the Sustain Evanston program submission form are encouraged to sign up for a free, 45-minute site visit from City staff. Interested businesses can request a June or July visit at SustainEvanston.com/request-a-
Six businesses have already been recognized as part of the Sustain Evanston pilot program: Assembly Creators, Dream to Product, Electronic Processing of North America (EPNA), Hip Circle Empowerment Center, In Fine Fettle, and Notice.
For more information about the Sustain Evanston program, please visit SustainEvanston.com or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.