Sustainability

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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.

Internship Program

Thank you for your interest in internships offered by the City of Evanston Office of Sustainability. There are no open positions at this time. 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.