The Daily Northwestern

EPA lauds Evanston for sustainability efforts

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 23, 2014

Filed under City, Local

Evanston has been named one of more than 60 communities nationwide that have met a series of sustainability standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The city announced Thursday it has been designated a Green...

Evanston’s first nanobrewery opens to public Friday

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 20, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Local

Evanston’s first nanobrewery will officially open its doors Friday and start selling beer produced on-site to the public. Sketchbook Brewing Company, 825 Chicago Ave., will serve its own brewed craft beers and ciders through...

Letter to the Editor: A true commitment to sustainability starts with divestment


November 18, 2014

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Ten years ago, asking most people at Northwestern how climate change affects them personally would have gotten some pretty abstract answers. Maybe they would have expressed regret at the loss of snow on Mount Kilimanjaro or felt...

Big Ten students create sustainability association

Emily Chin, Reporter

October 23, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Representatives from seven of the 14 Big Ten schools are collaborating to create the Big Ten Students Sustainability Association, a group to promote sustainability initiatives across the Big Ten campuses. “There's so much...

Evanston festival touts driving alternatives

Jennifer Ball, Assistant City Editor

September 8, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

Evanston hosted a street festival Sunday on Main Street, encouraging residents to support the city’s pro-biking initiative and embrace modes of transportation besides driving. Community members who attended the “Streets...

Council agrees to 20 percent emissions reduction by 2016

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

May 20, 2014

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston aldermen approved a plan to reduce emissions by 20 percent by 2016 at their meeting Monday night. The agreement comes in part as a result of the city achieving its first climate action plan goal, to, by 2012, reduce...

Evanston sustainability coordinator talks city’s 4-star rating

Marissa Mizroch, Reporter

April 24, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A month after Evanston was awarded a 4-star sustainability ranking for its environmentally friendly initiatives, the city's sustainable programs coordinator expressed her desire to put Evanston on the map as an environmental le...

Earth Week to bring sustainability discussions, films to Northwestern

Sohyun Choo, Reporter

April 17, 2014

Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Northwestern sustainability groups will host several Earth Week programs next week in an effort to raise awareness about environmental issues on campus. The weeklong event, beginning Sunday, will focus on seven major them...