A climate action evanston program

Some Key Climate Actions YOU Can Take

Community Involvement

We are hosting Listening Sessions where Evanston residents, especially in underserved neighborhoods, share their lived experiences in Evanston facing environmental justice issues. Helping Evanston residents solve their environmental inequity issues with our step-by-step Playbook. And, follow us on Social Media to learn about the latest environmental justice issues.
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Stay Alert to Environmental Inequities

Take action when you see or experience environmental inequities in your area. EJE created a step-by-step playbook to help you solve your issue. Examples of environmental dangers and threats: Exposure to air, water and soil pollution, wind blown litter, odor, noise, rodents, vibrations, and traffic congestion.
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Follow Us on Social Media

Learn more about what environmental justice issues are impacting Evanston by following our Facebook and Instagram pages. We frequently update our pages to reflect current issues and work we are accomplishing with the City of Evanston.
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What WE Are Doing to Accelerate Environmental Equity in Evanston

Conducting the Environmental Equity Investigation & Mitigation Plan

EJE is working with the City to conduct an independent, transparent and comprehensive Environmental Equity Investigation (EEI) that documents the lived experiences of residents subject to environmental injustices; analyzes cumulative impacts on their well-being and quality of life, and examines their root causes.
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Implementing the Environmental Justice Resolution

The resolution calls for the City to: incorporate environmental justice into City ordinances, codes, policies and processes in consultation with stakeholders, create a meaningful public engagement policy and decision making process in collaboration with the City's Equity and Empowerment Commission, develop and maintain a geographic information system (GIS) inventory of environmental justice areas.
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Completing Mapping Project

EJE is working with the City to complete the interactive mapping tool to identify environmental justice issues within the city, which should inform the Environmental Equity Investigation and the EJ Mitigation Plan. EJE assists and advises appropriate city staff to complete the GIS mapping tool and assists with public comment on its completeness and usefulness to the community and investigation.
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Environmental Justice Evanston (EJE) sees environmental equity as a basic human right, and defines environmental justice as the actions and activism necessary to protect that right. We are committed to highlighting inequities and reducing their disproportionate impacts on the health and quality of life for low income, Black, Indigenous, and all people of color in Evanston.

Environmental Justice Calendar

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You're Needed! Here Are Some Involvement Opportunities

Join Our Team!

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Our team is small and mighty and we can use your help! We meet once a month for an hour (on Zoom). Email us to find out how you can help.

Solve Environmental Inequities

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EJE created a step-by-step Playbook to help you solve environmental inequities that affect you.

Support our program by donating to Climate Action Evanston and earmarking your donation to support the Environmental Justice Program.