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April 18

Ten Thousand Villages
Earth Day Celebration, 719 Main St.

Noon: “It’s Our Children’s Earth” story hour. Bring used children’s books to donate to the Evanston Library. 1-3 p.m.: “Hints for Houseplants,” repotting demonstration. Susanne Donoghue will narrate a display of newspaper-coiling techniques used by craftswomen in Baguio City who make table mats and jewelry from unsold newspapers. Displays of crafts made from recycled materials throughout the store.

April 22

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has a Kids and Environmental Education link explaining some of the many reasons why protecting the environment is important is one of the activities of the Illinois EPA. On their site is a list of links with an interactive learning atmosphere that offer information for kids and educators. That link is www.epa.state.il/education.html.

April 23

Citizens for a Green Evanston

University of Chicago climatologist and Evanstonian Raymond Pierrehumbert will give a presentation on climate change. Nate Kipnis will recap ECAP (Evanston Climate Action Plan). Check out Zerofootprint carbon calculator and find out more about CGE: www.zerofootprint.net/one_minute/evanston and learn more about Citizens for a Greener Evanston at www.greenerevanston.org. Location: Firehouse Grill, 750 Chicago Ave. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 847-733-8258.

April 24

Keep Evanston Beautiful Earth Day Contest

Deadline for entries: 4 p.m.
Keep Evanston Beautiful, Inc. presents the 20th Annual Earth Day contest “No Child Left Inside.” Students in grades K-2
are invited to design a poster to show their favorite natural space outdoors in Evanston. Students in grades 3-5 are invited to write an essay about something they have learned from being outdoors that influenced their life
in a positive way, changed how they do
things in an environmental way, and how 
we can protect this for future generations. Send entries to Earth Day Contest, 2024 McCormick Blvd., Evanston, IL 60201. For more information, see http://www.d65.k12.il.us/media/EDocs/keep_evanston_beautiful_flyer.pdf.

April 25

Evanston Ecology Center

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day together starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd. and nearby Ladd Arboretum. This free, family-friendly afternoon includes nature crafts and games, music, organic food and information stations to help guide residents to reduce their environmental footprints. Back by popular demand is the “Stump the Arborist” game, featuring Evanston’s arborist, Mark Younger. Bring your tree-related questions and see if you can stump the pro.
For more information, call 847-448-8256.