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Evanston has a longstanding commitment to sustainability, climate action and livability. Since 2006 with the signing onto the US Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement, Evanston has achieved a 4-STAR Community Rating, been named WWF’s 2015 U.S. Earth Hour Capital, signed onto the Global Covenant of Mayors, served as a founding member of the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda (MNCAA) and is on track to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from 2005 levels.

Programs and Services

Learn more about the most significant programs, projects and services offered by the City relating to sustainability. Sign up for the Sustainability newsletter for occassional email updates.

Evanston Climate Action Next Steps

Interested in joining the City's working group to establish the next climate action and resilience plan? More information about the group and the application can be found by visiting the Climate Change webpage. Applications are due by close of business on Friday, September 8, 2017. Please direct any questions to 311 or

City Releases Livability Plan Final Report

In 2014, the City established a 20% community-wide greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for 2016. After careful analysis the City has analyzed progress towards reaching that goal bringing the Livability Plan to a close.