Climate Action in Evanston
The City of Evanston is committed to fighting and preparing for the impacts of climate change. This webpage contains information relevant to the City's work in fighting and preparing for climate change including a history of significant actions and milestones by the City.
Mayor's Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP) Working Group
In August, 2017 Mayor Hagerty announced the formation of a Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP) Working Group. The group, ultimately made up of 17 members of the Evanston community including an ex-officio District 202 student is charged with leading the City's third climate action planning process.
CARP held it's first meeting on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. More information on the appointed members, meeting minutes, agendas, meeting schedules and resources related to the planning process can be found on the CARP Working Group page.
EPA Climate Change Website
On April 29, 2017 the Trump administration removed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Change website from the internet. In an effort to preserve this research and public information the City of Evanston joined other municipalities in linking to a replicated version of the website. Community members can access this information by visiting: cityofevanston.org/
Evanston's Climate Action Timeline
Evanston has a longstanding history of community-led climate action planning and progress starting with Mayor Morton signing of the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement in 2006, carried on my Mayor Tisdahl who supported the approval and implementation of the City's first and second climate action plans. On Saturday, September 23, 2017 Mayor Stephen Hagerty continued legacy of leadership and kicked off the City's next Climate Action and Resilience Planning process at an event at the Evanston Ecology Center.
Below is the timeline of major climate action accomplishments and milestones made by the City of Evanston.
|2006||Former Mayor Lorraine H. Morton Signs the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement|
|2008||Adoption of the Evanston Climate Action Plan (ECAP)|
|2009||Evanston Climate Action Plan Year 1 Report 2008 - 2009
|2010||Update of Community GHG Emissions Inventory
|2011||Evanston Climate Action Plan Update 2011
||Four-year ECAP Final Report 2012
|2014||Adoption of the Evanston Livability Plan|
|2015||Named 2015 Earth Hour U.S. Capital by World Wildlife Fund|
|2016||Former Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl Signed the Global Covenant of Mayors|
||Livability Plan Final Report 2017|
|Mayor Steve Hagerty Joined the Mayors for 100% Clean Energy|
|Mayor Steve Hagerty Commits to Climate Paris Accord Emissions Reductions|
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