Sustain Evanston Livability Plan Update Meeting June 3rd

Sustain Evanston invites community environmental leaders and activist to an update meeting for Evanston’s Livability Plan from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, June 3rd, at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue, Room 2402.   The meeting will feature an update on current progress and new initiatives to reduce the community’s greenhouse gas emissions as outlined in the Livability Plan.  Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to ensure their organization is represented. RSVP HERE.

Meeting Agenda

  • Networking – 6:30 pm
  • Welcome and Introductions – 7:00 pm
  • 2014 Report of Evanston’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions – 7:10 pm
  • STAR Community Rating System Next Steps – 7:30 pm
  • Collaborative Project Updates 8:00 pm
    • Energy Benchmarking
    • Community Wildlife Habitat
  • Next steps – 8:45 pm
  • Meeting concludes – 9:00 pm

Join us on June 3rd to learn about these initiatives and ways in which you can help.  Formal organizations and grass-roots groups working in the areas of the environment, climate change, energy efficiency and other sustainability topics are encouraged to send two or three of their officers or representatives to this event.  If you are planning to attend, you may RSVP HERE.  Questions can be sent to sustainability@cityofevanston.org.  Or call 847-448-8069.

*Sustain Evanston is an informal network of organizations and individuals dedicated to supporting initiatives aimed at improving the sustainability of the Evanston community. The Sustain Evanston group is currently supporting the implementation of Evanston’s Livability Plan, which aims to reduce community greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2016 (relative to a 2005 baseline). This builds on the 13% reduction in emissions already achieved in summer 2013, the goal set in Evanston’s 2008 Climate Action Plan. Facilitated by the Evanston Office of Sustainability, the network meets roughly twice a year to share information about ongoing efforts and explore opportunities to work together on projects of mutual interest.

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