The Daily Northwestern

City’s Eco-Garage Sale allows rummage items a ‘second life’

Brittney Wong

April 15, 2010

The Evanston Ecology Center is hosting its annual rummage sale, Eco-Garage, on Saturday.The event aims to promote recycling as well as raise funds for the center's animal care program."One of the purposes of the event is to reinforce the idea of reusing and re-purposing items," said Karen Taira, an ...

Evanston receives Tree City USA award for 26th year

Erin Kim

April 15, 2010

For the 26th year in a row, the City of Evanston has received the Tree City USA award.The award, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, goes to any city that meets the organization's requirements: There must be a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance giving the board authority must be in pla...

Blotter: April 16

Rebecca Cohen

April 15, 2010

Boys wreak havoc with fire extinguisher, break windowFive youths sprayed a fire extinguisher around the laundry room of an Evanston apartment building and broke a window Tuesday, police said.A resident of the building on the 1300 block of Brummel Street saw the boys, who she said looked about 13 year...

City Council puts finances first in windmill consideration

Rebecca Cohen

April 15, 2010

As Evanston examines the logistics of building a wind farm in Lake Michigan, city officials say they are eager to learn more about the project's potential economic impact.The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of the Office of Sustainability issuing a "Request for Information" about how...

City uses Web to promote eco-consciousness

Katie Park

April 15, 2010

Evanston residents interested in going green can contribute to the city's sustainability efforts with just a few clicks of a mouse.The city offers sustainability resources on its Web site as a way of making the Evanston Climate Action Plan more accessible to residents, said Sustainable Programs Coordinat...