The City has undertaken a number of projects to build and improve upon Evanston's sustainable infrastructure. Below are some examples of the wide variety of sustainable infrastructure projects established around the city.
Sustainable Infrastructure Projects
In late 2015, the Morton Civic Center public parking lot underwent a complete renovation, which included rebuilding the parking bays and utilizing a variety of stormwater management practices to reduce runoff treated by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District’s (MWRD) treatment plants.
There are a variety of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations located throughout Evanston to encourage the use of hybrid and all-electric vehicles. All public, private, and residential charging stations can be found using PlugShare’s interactive map on desktop or by downloading their app.
In April, 2015 the City of Evanston announced the first pesticide-free parks pilot program with Adopt-a-Park partner and local business, Greenwise Organic Lawn Care, and Midwest Grows Green partner, Midwest Pesticide Action Center. Signs are posted in each of the five participating parks that say they are "Pesticide Free Parks."
There are many actions you can take to reduce pesticide use outside your home, inside your home, and in your community. Visit the Midwest Grows Green website for more resources.