It is the simplest first step.Read more
Prioritize Keystone species and Trees.Read more
The alternatives are nearly endless.Read more
Make our yards nontoxic.Read more
Light IF, WHEN, and WHERE you need it. Keep it amber-orange-red and minimized. Brighter isn’t safer.Read more
Give birds and bats safe passage.Read more
From Turf to Diverse: Cardboard Lasagna method.Read more
What is an invasive and what to do about them.Read more
Send us your nature observations. Help create an anecdotal record of the climate we are experiencing.Read more
We encourage six steps for our families, community, the planet, and birds and pollinators too. In fact, we build our whole program around these steps (and a few more).Read more
Dive into Chicagoland's diverse ecosystems with engaging, expert-led talksRead more
It's lost tree canopy due to redlining, smaller lots and narrower parkways, compared to other wards. Learn how we're working to grow its native tree canopy.Read more
We encourage our members to volunteer for workdays in natural areas. We also advocate for and donate native plants to our community natural areas.Read more
How hot is an unshaded playground or sports field? Very. We help cool our schoolyards with free native trees.Read more
We spread the word, and swap native plants that improve habitat for insects and this endangered bug.Read more
Think outside the LawnRead more
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.
Get free seeds and share your saved seeds. In the lobby at Robert Crown Center.
We're happy to announce an indoor, in-person seed swap for our 11th Annual Seed Swap.
Come on out and get free seeds and share your saved seeds or seedlings you started (or seeds you did not use which were for growing season 2021 or more recent).
Limits will be posted as to the number of packets each family may take.
The seed swap takes place inside at the Robert Crown Center lobby, outside the library.
In collaboration with the Evanston Public Library.
$25/bag to local residents (pickup; no shipping). We also have some $5 seed packets of bottlebrush and little bluestem grass. While supplies last. Emails should include your phone number and which species you are requesting. Pay by check payable to Citizens’ Greener Evanston at pickup.
Northwestern students Petition for Bird-Friendly Films at Mudd Library. Mudd Library accounts for over 14% of bird deaths and injuries on campus each year. Applying patterned window film to a portion of the building would dramatically reduce collisions that are fatal to birds.