In early December 2010 Citizens’ Greener Evanston (CGE) launched a new blog: “Another Way – Evanston Green Eyes,” (, a free space totally run by young people to express their curiosity and communicate their knowledge on environmental issues.

Elizabeth Porporato, editor of “Another Way” and a member of the CGE board of directors, said, “I believed sharing ideas and experiences and talking about them has the power to boost change. This is the concept behind ‘Another Way.’”

Every week, on Mondays and Wednesdays, “Our Green Eyes” report facts, news and ideas for improvement.

Seven high school and university students, and young professionals from the U.S., Italy, France and China, say they are excited to share what they learn and to offer Evanston (and other communities) another way for the future.

Hannah Kaplan, a senior at Evanston Township High School, says, “Come along  on this journey as young adults in the area, including me, share what we are learning about making Evanston more green.”

Taylor Gendel, a  2009 Evanston Township High School graduate, now  a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is also participating in “Another Way – Evanston Green Eyes.” “Being born and raised in Evanston, I feel passionately about working within the City,” she says.

Mrs. Porporato said they group will soon launch “a shared project with an Italian youth blog called Progetti Ambiente.”

Catherine Hurley, Sustainable Programs Coordinator for the City, said: “Young people are an important driving force in the quest to create a more sustainable world. I think a blog focused on Evanston’s youth is a great idea. I really have enjoyed reading the initial posts on the CGE youth blog and am already amazed by their good ideas and insights.