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.
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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.
- Livability Plan (2014) - Community action plan to reduce community-wide emissions 20% by 2016.
- Livability Plan Final Report (2017) - Final analysis of the community's emissions reductions from 2005 - 2016.