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April 2021

Evanston Made Art for the Earth 

April 1 - April 30

Join Evanston Made in creating an outdoor nature art exhibit across Evanston this April in celebration of Earth Month! April 1 through 30, the public is invited to create visual treasures throughout Evanston to surprise and delight visitors.

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Virtual Alliance Française du North Shore Monthly Lecture

April 19 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$10.

Alliance Française du North Shore: Join us online for « Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir » (“Sounds and Scents Swirl in the Evening Air”). French violinist Pauline Kempf and American pianist Clare Longendyke perform pieces by Claude Debussy, Henri Vieuxtemps and Eugène Ysaÿe. For more information and the meeting link: RSVP at Meetup.com/afnorthshore or write to programmes@AFnorthshore.org. 1 PM, Monday. Free for AFduNS members. Nonmembers: $10. In French.

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Earth Week for Everyone 2021 Lunch and Learn

April 22 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
registration required

Citizens’ Greener Evanston, in conjunction with Evanston Public Library, Rotary International and others, presents a series of online sessions from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 11:00 a.m. — Opening Kick-off/Welcome 11:10 a.m. — “Let’s Get Going” Moderator: Rachel Rosner Northwestern University’s Sustainability Plan Colleen O’Brien and Grace Wickerson Traveling Sustainably: 5 Ways to Get There Vickie Jacobsen, CMAP Transportation Planner Noon — “Resources Matter: Ways to Prevent Waste and Recycle Right” Moderator: Evanston Public Library Mary Allen of SWANCC 1:00 p.m. — “Deconstruction: The…

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Library Lunch and Learn: “Resources Matter: Ways to Prevent Waste and Recycle Right”

April 22 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Noon-1 p.m. Library Lunch and Learn: “Resources Matter: Ways to Prevent Waste and Recycle Right.” Register.

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Earth Week for Everyone 2021 Afternoon/Evening Sessions

April 22 @ 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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4:00 p.m.—“Greening Evanston’s Schools” Moderator: Rachel Rosner Panel Discussion with: 6th Grade Science Teacher, Carla Stone ETHS grad and former Sustainability Intern, Aldric Martinez-Olsen D65 & Quest 4 Earth Students Becky Brodsky of D65 Green Team, ETHS Sustainability committee, and Seven Generations Ahead   5:00 p.m.—“Green Business Brainstorm for Entrepreneurs of Color” Co-hosted with Evanston’s NAACP Moderator: Mila Marshall of the Sierra Club A Professional Panel for Entrepreneurs of Color Gabrielle Walker, 4 Suns Fresh Juice and Chef Q Ibraheem…

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Spring Bulk Trash Pick Up Day

April 23

If your normal trash collection day is: Your bulk trash collection day is: Wednesday Friday, April 2 Thursday Friday, April 9 Monday Friday, April 16 Tuesday Friday, April 23

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Earth Week for Everyone 2021 Lunch and Learn Sessions

April 23 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
registration required

Citizens’ Greener Evanston, in conjunction with Evanston Public Library, Rotary International and others, presents a series of online sessions on Thursday, April 22 and Friday, April 23 plus a Saturday morning, April 24 legislative session. These include the following Friday “Lunch and Learn” sessions from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m: 11:00 a.m. “Keeping Habitat Resilient” Moderator: Jean Saunders Take action for Climate, Community Health and Biodiversity: Do Less Garden Cleanup Leslie Shad, CGE Natural Habitat Evanston Climate and Soil Health…

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Earth Week for Everyone 2021 Afternoon Sessions

April 23 @ 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
registration required

4:00 p.m.—Beyond Waste Moderator: Brian Becharas Finding a Composting Solution Mary Beth Schaye and Erlene Howard, Collective Resource Compost Circular Economy Michelle Redfield Why Ecological is Economical: Reuse, Repurpose, Repair Rachel Rosner 5:00 p.m.—“Renewable Energy in Evanston” Moderator: Brian Becharas Renewable Energy Options Len Sciarra, Consulting Architect Rooftop Solar Personal Story Joel Freeman, Consulting Engineer Joining Community Solar Ajiah Gilbert, City of Evanston 6:00 p.m.—“Water and Earth” Moderator: Ajiah Gilbert Water for All or Just for Us? Debra Shore, Commissioner…

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Earth Month Neighborhood Clean Ups

April 24

All day: Self-Organized Neighborhood Clean Ups. Volunteers can pick up gloves and trash bags at the Evanston Ecology Center or Robert Crown Community Center between April 19 and 24.

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Ecology Center Earth Month Celebration

April 24 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.
Evanston, IL 60201
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10 a.m.-Noon. Ecology Center Celebration with family-friendly, socially-distanced activities.

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Beach Clean-up with City of Evanston and Alliance for the Great Lakes

April 24 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

10 a.m.-Noon. Beach Clean-up with City of Evanston and Alliance for the Great Lakes

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Earth Week for Everyone 2021 Legislative Event

April 24 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
registration required

10:00 a.m.—Environmental Action in Washington and Springfield Moderated by Kady McFadden U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowksy State Representative Robyn Gabel State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz State Senator Laura Fine​ Jack Darin of the Sierra Club  

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