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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

Two pairs of pedestrians are crossing the road and carrying white plastic bags from Target.

‘There’s just no agreement’: Single-use bag tax returns to the drawing board

January 15, 2023

One year after Evanston’s 2015 ban on all single-use plastic bags in large businesses went into effect, city officials reported no issues with compliance. Large chain stores like CVS and Jewel-Osco transitioned...

Woman looks over a table.

Evanston Environment Board debates lifting plastic bag ban and adding bag tax

October 13, 2022

The Evanston Environment Board announced a new proposal to tax single-use plastic bags in its Thursday meeting.  These bags — currently banned for distribution in Evanston businesses larger than...

Green-blue lake water borders a lakefill with green trees while birds fly through the sky.

CARP struggles to gain traction three years after its implementation

February 28, 2022

When City Council first approved the Climate Action and Resilience Plan in 2018, it was poised to advance progressive environmental policy in Evanston.  CARP outlines several climate goals for the...

Councilmembers sit at their desks.

Council discusses American Rescue Plan Act funds, CARP allocations

October 6, 2021

City Council discussed how to use funds Evanston received from the American Rescue Plan Act Monday night.  City staff have proposed that the largest portion of ARPA-related funding — $11.2 million...

The Lakefill. Trees line the lakefront and seagulls fly above the water.

As CARP deadlines approach, some advocates say city sustainability initiatives require increased funding and staffing

April 28, 2021

As deadlines set in the Climate Action and Resilience Plan approach, some advocates are questioning whether Evanston is allocating enough funding and resources to the Office of Sustainability. CARP...

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