Should you begin to become aware of an environmental issue, follow our multi-step playbook to address it. Here are a few of the early steps. For greater detail and further steps read the current version of the playbook.
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.
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.
Evanston-Skokie School District 65 is hosting a “Learning in Places” event. Parents and interested community members will hear from Dr. Megan Bang, a Professor of the Learning Sciences and Director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University, and from Dr. Shirin Vossoughi, a Professor of the Learning Sciences focused on the social, cultural, political and ethical dimensions of human learning and educational justice. The event is family friendly and features an outdoor walk.
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.