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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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Earth Week for Everyone 2021 Lunch and Learn

April 22 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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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Earth Week for Everyone 2021 Lunch and Learn Sessions

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