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The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad. Discover dozens more animated shorts and documentaries that chart a path to a more just and sustainable future at the Story of Stuff Project.

Climate Action


LWVE backs state and national League of Women Voters climate action priorities.


In 2018, the Evanston City Council formally adopted the Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP) which, among other things, establishes a community carbon neutrality goal, a zero waste goal and a 100% renewable electricity goal.


LWVE is committed to helping reach the City's goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. Our committee has spotlighted helpful information on ways to reduce Individuals' carbon footprint by at least 5000 pounds by May 31, 2021.

Review  My Climate Action and Resilience Plan. Learn how every resident can build their own climate action and resilience plans, and adopt behaviors that are more sustainable, reduce climate change, and increase resilience.

You can help the City reach this goal by reducing your carbon footprint. Read the 
Carbon Diet Sampler.


More Climate Action Resources

City of Evanston

Evanston has a longstanding commitment to Sustainability, climate action and livability. Learn more about the most significant programs, projects and services.

Cook County
GreenTown: Climate Crisis, a virtual event across two days, September 23 and 30, 2020, marks the 22nd GreenTown since 2007 spanning four Midwest states. The webinar included breakout sessions, plenary presentations, pre-event film screenings and panel discussions covering renewable energy, transportation, food waste and climate resilience. Watch the session recordings.




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  Climate Action Focus Priorities


  Click here for information and resources

  on Climate Advocacy and Legislation.


  Click here for information and resources

  on Water and the Great Lakes.

  
Click here for information and resources

  on Trees, Plants, and our Habitat.


Watch a recorded presentation of Drinks & Dialogue: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint  on YouTube. Our guest speakers include: Rachel Rosner and Lauren Marquez-Viso, the President and Vice-President of Citizens Greener Evanston, respectively and Jerri Garl, formerly with EPA and currently a member of the Evanston Environment Board.

Save the DateWednesday, October 27, 2021 at 5pm
Drinks & Dialogue: Carbon Pricing
Learn why we need carbon pricing and the various ways to tax carbon. The speaker will be Mike Ryan from Citizens' Climate Lobby. Via zoom. Register 
here.

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Clean Energy Sources for Electricity

Are you confused about the electricity sources available to you in Evanston? What is the difference between electricity aggregation and community solar? What is the MC Squared program? What do all these terms we hear really mean and what are my choices?

On July 14, 2021, Ajiah Gilbert, Sustainability Fellow, presented ways to use clean electricity and help the City meet its Climate Action and Resilience (CARP) goals. This Zoom program was sponsored by WiseUp and the League of Women Voters of Evanston. 



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