Evanston has a longstanding commitment to sustainability, climate action and livability. In 2018, the Evanston City Council formally adopted the Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP) which, among other things, establishes a community carbon neutrality goal, a zero waste goal and a 100% renewable electricity goal. For more information about CARP please visit our Climate Change page.
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.
Waste, Recycling, and Compost
- Recycling Guide for Homeowner Demolition/Deconstruction
Energy and Water
Buildings and Infrastructure
Ecohub: Sustainability Events
In Evanston there are sustainability efforts that not only need exposure but they also need plenty of volunteers. If you or someone you know may be interested in how you can do your part be sure to click this link . This link is provided by EcoHub, and here you will find a calendar, map, volunteering information, and other resources on how you can help make Evanston greener. Thank you to the EcoHub team for providing and organizing this information.
Opportunities and Internship Program
The Office of Sustainability currently does not have any position openings. Thank you for your interest.