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The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Food waste falling into a green compost bin over a checkered background.

After 10 years of advocacy, all District 65 lunchrooms begin composting

January 12, 2023

At the end of lunch in every Evanston/Skokie School District 65 school, students sort their waste into landfill, recycling and compost bins, stacking their compostable trays on the side. Making composting...

Backlot Coffee, 2006 Central St. The coffee shop will provide paper and corn-based straws to customers in an effort to become a more sustainable operation.

Backlot Coffee goes green, eliminates plastic straws

April 18, 2018

Backlot Coffee has given out its last straw. Its last plastic straw, that is. The Evanston-based coffee chain switched from non-biodegradable straws to more sustainable alternatives on April 16, and...

Becky Brodsky discusses environmental initiatives. Green Team members proposed lunchroom waste reduction projects and developed a film festival to celebrate Earth Day.

D65 Green Teams evaluate pilot programs on sustainability, proposes plans for Earth Day

February 14, 2018

At their second meeting Tuesday, Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Green Teams members proposed initiatives to reduce waste in lunchrooms and planned a film festival to celebrate Earth Day. District...

Green Team members from D65 schools attend a meeting held at Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center on Wednesday. Parents and staff discussed potential ways to improve schools’ environmental policies.

D65 Green Teams meeting discusses improving environmental initiatives

January 18, 2018

A gathering of Evanston/Skokie School District 65 parents and staff criticized the district’s environmental policies and suggested ways to improve schools’ sustainability at a meeting Wednesday. About...

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