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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.

Opportunities and Internship Program

Thank you for your interest in working with the City of Evanston Office of Sustainability.

The Office of Sustainability is excited to announce we hiring a Sustainable Business Fellow through a partnership with the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC) and AmeriCorps. This position will be part of MMC's Greenest Region Corps and is structured as an AmeriCorps Service Member Position. Position Details:

  1. Application Apply Here (note: you have to create an account in order to see the full application)
  2. Start Date - Late October, 2018
  3. Anticipated End Date - July 31, 2019
  4. Service Hours - 1,700  (10 months, fulltime)
  5. Benefits - Service members will receive a Living Allowance, health insurance and will be eligible for the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
  6. Application Due Date - September 9, 2018
  7. Position Description - Sustainable Business Fellow
  8. Other Details - In addition to the Sustainable Business Fellow which will work exclusively in Evanston, there are 7 other positions available through the Greenest Region Corps in communities around the Chicago Region, learn more here.

No Open Internship Opportunities

The Office typically posts positions in January, August and November of each year. Please check back at those times for details. Positions change based on the need of the office and current projects. Past position titles have included: Communications and Engagement Intern, Climate and Energy Data Analyst, Environmental Projects Assistant, etc. .

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 occasional email updates.

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.