Climate Change

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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.

Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP) Coordination Meeting

The City of Evanston Office of Sustainability invites sustainability, environmentally and climate oriented organizations to participate in the first CARP Coordination Meeting on Wednesday, November 6th from 6:30 - 8:00pm in the Parasol Room of the Morton Civic Center (2100 Ridge Ave.). To register for this event please click the button below. RSVP for this event will be required by Monday, November 4th. 

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Mayor's Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP)CARP_color_600px_web

In late 2018, the Evanston City Council approved the Climate Action and Resilience Plan, which calls for carbon neutrality by 2050, zero waste by 2050 and 100% renewable electricity by 2030 among other goals. The plan was developed by a 17-member working group appointed by Mayor Stephen Hagerty. The plan identifies critical actions that need to be taken in order for Evanston to play its part in avoiding cataclysmic climate change as well as identifies key strategies in ensuring Evanston is prepared to deal with those climate hazards.

CARP Implementation

In 2019, the City  and community members and partners began implementing many of CARP's over 140 actions.  In order to focus community and staff resources the Human Services Committee directed City staff to break down policies in specific policy packages (detailed packet here). Those Policy Packages include Waste, Buildings and Municipal Operations. The first package that the City will focus on will be waste related policies in CARP. The City, with support from the Environment Board and community organizations, is now holding workshops and attending events to help community members better understand what specific policies are being proposed. Please see the City Calendar for a list of workshops, they will be taking place throughout November, 2019. If you are unable to attend a workshop you may provide feedback on the policies below.

Provide Feedback on CARP Policies 

In order to help the City best understand how to effectively develop and implement these policies we are asking for your feedback. Please fill out the CARP Zero Waste Policies Feedback Form. 

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Questions

If you have questions or concerns related to the above information please call 3-1-1 or email sustainability@cityofevanston.org.

Evanston Climate Hazards and Impacts
Large Employer Climate Commitments
Evanston Climate Action Timeline
EPA Climate Change Website