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 sustainability based on the STAR framework, which assesses a community's ability to provide for the health and well-being of people, a strong local economy and environmental stewardship.
The City of Evanston Office of Sustainability has closed the application period for its summer internship program. Fall internship opportunities will be posted in mid-August.
Evanston Releases 2016 Community Solid Waste Survey Data
From early July through early August, 2016, the City of Evanston issued the “Community Solid Waste Survey 2016” to solicit feedback from community members on their existing solid waste service and to gauge public interest in next generation solid waste programs and initiatives. The below report provides a summary of some of the responses to the survey. This is not an exhaustive analysis of each question but a broader report on the survey as a whole and some of the key takeaways.
If you are interested in reviewing the full results from the survey, the City has published a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet version of the responses to the survey which can be found below.
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.
The Office of Sustainability has released the annual sustainability report for 2015 which 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|
||Four-year ECAP Update Report|
|Evanston Livability Plan, updated goal and framework for climate action work, 20% reduction by 2016|
|2016||Global Compact of Mayors|
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.
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 email@example.com with any comments or questions regarding current initiatives as well as suggestions on future projects that we should explore.Tweets by GreenEvanston