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Evanston Recognized for National Excellence in Sustainability

A year-long process of tracking and measuring Evanston’s sustainability efforts has culminated in national recognition for Evanston as a 4-STAR Community. The rating reflects Evanston’s progress against a set of standardized sustainability objectives and evaluation measures. The STAR Community Rating System is a voluntary self-reporting framework for evaluating the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of a […]

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Nicor Gas Community Challenge: City Needs Help to Win $25,000

Evanstonians have a great opportunity to help win a $25,000 energy-efficiency upgrade for a local nonprofit organization – while saving energy and reducing their utility bills at the same time. The City of Evanston is participating in a special initiative – the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program Community Challenge – designed to help homeowners and […]

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Energy Performance Program (E2P) Helping Nonprofits and Congregations Cut Energy Use and Save Money

A valuable program of technical assistance and affordable financing is available to Evanston nonprofits and congregations whose leaders are interested in improving the energy efficiency of their buildings. The Case for Efficient Buildings Energy efficiency is increasingly on the minds of nonprofit leaders as they look for ways to cut expenses. They know their older […]

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Catherine Hurley — Connecting People and Ideas to Make Things Happen

Anyone who has met Catherine Hurley, Evanston’s Sustainable Programs coordinator, can attest to her creative, high-energy, can-do approach to her work. The RoundTable recently caught up with Ms. Hurley to talk about her first year on the job.  RT: What are your primary responsibilities as Sustainable Programs coordinator? CH: My job is to help implement […]

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Proper Medicine Disposal Helps Keep Drinking Water Safe and Clean

This is the fourth in a series of occasional articles about water. New testing methods are enabling scientists to detect trace amounts of pharmaceuticals and other bioactive chemicals in the water supply. These are referred to collectively as pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, veterinary drugs, fragrances, cosmetics, sunscreen […]