The school board is expected to adopt a “Green New Deal for Schools” sustainability policy at this school board meeting. The policy would establish a new climate curriculum for classrooms, set targets for carbon and waste reduction, and increased biodiversity and local food sourcing, among other targets. If passed, the policy would make ETHS just the third school in the country with its own Green New Deal. To support the policy and celebrate this milestone, E-Town Sunrise and Climate Action Evanston are co-hosting a community building event starting an hour before the meeting, then attending the meeting.
Join the City and Climate Action Evanston for an exciting afternoon of presentations and collaborative workshops focused on local climate solutions. This winter, our topic is Climate Literacy. We will be joined by speakers working to accelerate climate education and literacy in our community. Speakers from City of Evanston, ETHS, EPL, Northwestern, and Climate Education for Illinois.
The EEA Wild & Scenic Film Festival presented by Hagerty Consulting an event presented annually by the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the city of Evanston. Join us for the 14th annual in-person only screening at Rotary International on March 8th! A second screening of the same films will be held on in August at James Park! All proceeds from the film festival support the operations and programming of the Evanston Ecology Center and help provide programs scholarships.
Dates TBD. Usually a Saturday in late September or early October. Home and business owners with renewable energy installations share their passion, knowledge, and experience of owning, maintaining, and living with renewable energy. This FREE event offers the opportunity to tour innovative green homes and buildings, and see how solar energy can be used efficiently. The tour hopes to inspire people across the state to make sustainable energy choices that reduce carbon emissions, reduce costs, and support energy independence.
Here's where solar panels and geothermal systems been installed around town.
Help us keep our map updated as we track Evanston's progress in the installation of solar panels, heat pumps, geothermal heating systems, vehicle charging stations, and infrastructure supporting people-powered modes of transportation like bicycling and walking.