In March, Evanston became the second city in the nation to be awarded a 4-STAR Community Rating for national excellence in sustainability. Evanston is committed to striving towards the ideals outlined in the STAR framework one of which is includes launching an environmental justice initiative. The City of Evanston Environment Board has approved the formation of a subcommittee on environmental justice and is looking for community members to get involved.
The subcommittee will include members of the Environment Board as well as Evanston residents; subcommittee positions are open to all Evanston residents. The subcommittee prescribes to the notion that environmental justice is just as much about preventing negatives impacts on low-income and minority neighborhoods as it is ensuring that those same neighborhoods receive equal share of positive programs resources.
If interested, please contact Kevin Glynn, Environment Board Co-Chair firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The Environment Board meets once a month on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.