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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


The city is considering a short-term pause to the ban, which has been in place since last April.

Potential pause to city’s gas and propane leaf blower ban stirs up controversy

February 29, 2024

Almost a year after the city banned gas- and propane-powered leaf blowers — an effort meant to reduce the city’s “carbon footprint”  — the city is considering a short-term pause for the coming...

Evanston residents now must apply for a permit before removing trees on private property.

Evanston environmental activists voice support for City Council’s new tree protection ordinance

October 26, 2023

On Sept. 11, City Council passed a new tree protection ordinance promoting the protection of trees on private property. Several local environmental activists said the new ordinance was a step forward. The...

Four people holding shovels and other gardening tools plants a sapling.

Natural Habitat Evanston plants saplings for a greener, more biodiverse city

May 5, 2023

Using a shovel’s blade to measure, Piper Rothschild mapped out the size of a round hole for a sapling. The hole needs to be twice as wide as the sapling’s root, she instructed the community volunteers...

A picture of the Earth surrounded with green and pink heart-shaped outlines.

Citizens’ Greener Evanston changes name to Climate Action Evanston

March 30, 2023

Citizens’ Greener Evanston, a local environmental advocacy organization started in 1999, announced it will change its name to Climate Action Evanston Thursday. The name change will come alongside...

A red and white striped tent in a grassy field with tables underneath.

Evanston Garden Fair seeks to foster community through plants and grants

May 23, 2022

Evanston resident Holly Jordan was shopping on Evanston’s Central Street a few years ago when she happened upon Evanston Garden Fair’s red-and-white striped tent.  Inside, she said she found tables...

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