The 2013 Evanston Green Living Festival is this Saturday and has a pressing theme—“Preserving & Protecting the Urban Forest”—in a year when City of Evanston officials are raising awareness about the deadly impact of Dutch elm disease and the Emerald Ash Borer on our trees. For the second consecutive year, there will be a free shuttle service to help festival goers reach the Ecology Center for the Festival. Park at Haven Middle School or Kingsley Elementary School and take the free shuttle to the Festival courtesy of the City of Evanston and Davis Transportation. The free shuttle will also provide service to and from Evanston’s Downtown Davis Street Metra stop and the Festival. The first shuttle pick-up will start at 9:00am at each location and the last shuttle will leave the Ecology Center at 3:00pm. Secure bicycle parking at the Ecology Center also will be available.
Highlighting this year’s festival is a focus on the urban forest, showcasing exhibitors who are experts on all things trees, including a keynote address, “What’s Killing Our Trees: Evanston’s Solutions to a Global Problem,” by Paul D’Agostino, Assistant Director of Public Works/Forestry, and Mark Younger, City Arborist. The festival, presented by the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) in concert with the City of Evanston, will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd. in Evanston.