From "Buy Nothing Groups" to "Tool Lending Libraries" to "Repair Cafes" and "Waste Wednesday" many Evanstonians have already begun to lead the everyday, community-driven changes that will lead to larger cultural change in how we think about "waste."
Below, we present existing neighbor-driven initiatives, as well as a few that we have imagined, but do not yet have a leader. If you want to lead (or support) one of these initiatives, please contact us and we'll put you in touch with the right people and information.
And there are many other simple things anyone can do, for instance...
• Reduce the number of catalogs that get sent to your house. Go to Catalog Choice to reduce your snail mail.
• Ask restaurants not to include unneeded condiments and utensils.
Seeking people to collect and distribute reusable bags at Evanston's Farmer's Markets! Could it be you? This is a program Wilmette has already implemented. We could too. Read more below and contact us if you have time and energy to lead this.
We are looking for people to lead an initiative to bring (and return) reusable bags at Farmer's Markets in Evanston this season. Volunteer to staff a table and drum up support, so we can reduce plastic waste and encourage.