Each year, Earth Day brings together millions of people throughout the world to celebrate environmental progress, educate each other about stewardship and justice, and advocate for sustainable policies and practices.
Join us in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, with a virtual "Earth Week" celebration, April 19 through 26.
Earth Week Activities and Events
Hosted by the City's Office of Sustainability and the Evanston Ecology Center, Earth Week events and activities include:
Virtual Earth Day Dialogue hosted by Mayor Hagerty and a group of panelists on Friday, April 24 at noon. Register.
- Dr. Tomoyuki Shibata, Associate Professor in the Public Health Program and Institute for the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy at Northern Illinois University
- Dr. Evan Carter, Assistant Instructional Professor in the Program on the Global Environment at the University of Chicago
- Mila Kellen Marshall, Doctoral Candidate of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UIC
Earth Week Challenge
You can also participate in our Earth Week Challenge! Complete the following daily challenges and share them on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtags #EvanstonEarthWeek and #EarthDay50:
April 20 - Subscribe to an environmental podcast or newsletter
April 21 - Write a nature haiku
April 22 - Urge your elected officials to prioritize climate action in COVID-19 stimulus and recovery efforts
April 23 - Share your favorite existing Evanston nature photo
April 24 - Unsubscribe from paper junk mail at catalogchoice.org
Community Partner Activities
Enjoy additional Earth Day events and activities hosted by Citizens' Greener Evanston and other community partners. Content will be posted daily on the Citizens' Greener Evanston Facebook page.
This year’s Earth Week celebration is made possible through partnerships with Citizens' Greener Evanston, Evanston Made, Openlands Treekeepers- Evanston Chapter, E-town Sunrise, Quest 4 Earth, and D65 Green teams.