Sustain Evanston* invites community environmental leaders and activist to a Livability Update meeting from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 18, in the Community Meeting Room at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue. The meeting will feature an update on new initiatives now getting underway to reduce the community’s greenhouse gas emissions from transportation and from buildings. These include the following:
- Walking School Bus program
- Public awareness video project about coexisting as walkers, bikers, and drivers
- Bikeability programs, including Bike Benefits and bike sharing
- Home energy assessment and retrofit program
Plan to join us on the 18th to learn about these initiatives and ways in which you can help.
The Sustain Evanston* network is engaged in an initiative to reduce Evanston’s GHG emissions by 20% percent 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. The 13% reduction was due primarily to the shift to 100% renewable electricity for residents and small businesses through the community aggregation program. For the new 20% goal, the focus is on improving the energy efficiency of Evanston’s buildings and reducing emissions from Evanston’s transportation sector.
Come share your ideas for a more sustainable transportation system for Evanston. If you are planning to attend, you may RSVP by clicking here. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.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. 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.
Be part of the discussion by joining our Sustain Evanston google group.