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Where does climate actions stand after the UN climate summit in Egypt? View the Update on International Action on Climate Change with David Waskow, World Resources Institute.
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.
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.
Climate Action Evanston's Natural Habitat Program
Changing the culture of lawns and encouraging native plants for community health and biodiversity.
LWVE-member Paula L, aware and concerned about pollution, the environment, global warming, and climate change, started a project to learn and share ways to do more to care for Our Common Home, the Earth. She collects and shares ideas, stories, and whatever can help us to change our lifestyles and be better consumers. Check out Paula's website here!
The plastic crisis is out of control, and corporations are trying to distract us with false promises like recycling and ocean clean-ups. But there are much simpler, more creative ways to solve this waste problem — ones we can start with today. The Story of Stuff Project presents their latest series, Solving Plastic, spotlighting viable, simpler, and efficient solutions that drive us away from plastic and promote real system change.
Watch the 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.
Watch the recorded presentation of Drinks & Dialogue: Carbon Pricing on YouTube. Learn why we need carbon pricing and the various ways to tax carbon. The speaker is Mike Ryan from Citizens' Climate Lobby.
LWVE backs state and national League of Women Voters climate action priorities.
In case you missed the April 6, 2022, discussion re The Role of the Evanston Environment Board, watch the recorded video:
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.
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.