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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

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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...

Sign on the door of Eco and the Flamingo’s Evanston storefront that reads, “Evanston’s first zero waste general store.” A graphic of mason jars sits below it on the sign.

Zero waste general store brings sustainable shopping to Evanston

January 19, 2022

Reduce, reuse, recycle and refuse: these are tenets of Eco and the Flamingo, Evanston and Chicago’s first zero waste general stores. “(Sustainability's) just been our guiding value from the beginning...

A sunlit clearing surrounded by trees full of green leaves. Two students walking on the right side of the image. One student with a green backpack walking in the center of the image.

“Time’s running out”: How Evanston has made a name for itself through its efforts to fight the climate crisis

July 30, 2021

It’s not easy being green — but over the past decade and a half, Evanston has done just that, making a name for itself as a sustainable city. From being the first city in Illinois to commit to full...

A diagram that shows step one as the solar panels absorbing sun energy, step two as solar energy running through power towers and into homes and step three as an electric bill with the word credit in green written on it.

Community Solar Program incentivizes renewable energy use for Evanston residents

July 14, 2021

Evanston's Community Solar Program, a cheaper alternative to other available renewable energy sources, has been open for resident subscriptions since May 2021.  The program aligns with the goals of...

Evanston sustainability coordinator Kumar Jensen speaks at an Evanston Climate Action and Resilience Plan Working Group meeting in April 2018. Jensen will step down from his position at the end of the summer.

Chief sustainability officer Kumar Jensen to step down

May 19, 2021

After four years as Evanston’s chief sustainability and resilience officer, Kumar Jensen will step down from his role at the end of the summer, according to a Wednesday news release. Jensen was appointed...

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