Environment

Contact Person
Ramona Meher, Past President
Phone Number
847-570-0720
Description

A group of Evanston citizen advocates interested in issues impacting our beaches and lakefront, including wastewater disposal and the proposed Evanston marina. This group is not active following the city’s decision to withdraw plans for a lakefront marina; however, persons with questions or concerns may contact Ramona Meher.

Address
909 Lake Street, Evanston IL
60201
Phone Number
847-866-2999
Description

Volunteer citizens who have received disaster preparedness training and may be called upon to assist Emergency Operations personnel in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.
CERT participants also receive training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Individuals must apply for admission into the next program.

Address
2024 McCormick Blvd, Evanston
60201
Contact Person
Matt Poole, Recreation Manager
Phone Number
847-448-8256
Description

Built on the grounds of the Ladd Arboretum, 17 acres of park land with a bird sanctuary and bicycle path, the Evanston Ecology Center serves as a focal point for environmental education and volunteerism in the community. Offers a wide range of programs to community members of all ages including School Programs, Community Gardening, and Summer Camps. Operated by the City of Evanston with support from the Evanston Environmental Association.
Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 5:00pm year round
Open weekends for programs and rentals.

Address
2024 McCormick Boulevard , Evanston, Illinois
60201
Contact Person
Richard Peach, Board President
Phone Number
847-448-8256
Fax
847-448-8805
Categories
Description

Promotes environmental education and action in Evanston through programming; works with other local green organizations on selected projects which produce environmental benefits for Evanston and its residents. Works to increase enjoyment and knowledge of nature by residents of all ages with the expansion of the Ecology Center classroom space and “critter” collection. Supports the Evanston Ecology Center in partnership with the City, supports the Annual Garden Walk each summer, and works in support of the SAGE edible school garden program in our elementary schools.

Organization Name
Description

GreenBuzz is the go to place for information on organizations, events and news related to the  environment, climate change and sustainability in Evanston.  The website is hosted by the City of Evanston with content provided by organizations and individuals in Evanston who are working together to make Evanston a great place to live, work, play and grow.
Organizations represented on this website are part of an informal network called Sustain Evanston, which is dedicated to supporting projects that aim to improve the sustainability of the City of Evanston.

Address
Main Street, between Ridge Ave. and Asbury Ave., Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
Evanston Environmental Association
Phone Number
847-448-8256
Description

An annual event, that is part of the “open streets” event Streets Alive, where local organizations present green products, services and ideas to help attendees lead more sustainable lives. Usually held on a Sunday in September.

Contact Person
Steve Perkins
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-269-4055
Parent Organization
Description

Challenges Evanston’s religious congregations to be active stewards of the environment; provides resource support, workshops and opportunities for joint projects. Usually meets the fourth Tuesday, September–June, 7–9 PM, Evanston Friends Meeting House, 1010 Greenleaf.

Public Notes

Faith in Place encourages people of all faiths to integrate teachings with economic and ecological practices and work together for an economically just and ecologically sustainable shared future.
Encourages people of all faiths to integrate teachings with economic and ecological practices and work together for an economically just and ecologically sustainable shared future.

Website Address
Address
P.O. Box 1313, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Libby Hill
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-475-2096
Description

The Evanston North Shore Bird Club is devoted to birding and protecting local natural resources, offers programming and field trips. Membership meetings held every fourth Tuesday of the month, September through April (no December meeting), 7:30 p.m. at the Evanston Ecology Center.

Evanston North Shore Bird Club has adopted the new (as of October 2015) Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary. Volunteers work inside the sanctuary learning about plants and keeping them healthy. We invite people who would like to be bird monitors or volunteers to contact us at info@ensbc.org.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Wendy Pollock
Phone Number
847-866-6248
Parent Organization
Description

Group is committed to caring for Evanston’s trees by raising awareness of the value of Evanston’s urban forest and promoting best practices in tree care among residents, local businesses and organizations. Organizes work days, family events and activities; offers classes in tree care at the Levy Center.
Meet regularly on the third Wednesday of the month at the Evanston Ecology Center; welcomes anyone who’s interested in getting involved.

Address
2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Frank Jefferis, President
Description

Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets (a 501c3 organization) educates the public
about the benefits of eating fresh, locally grown foods, and advocates greater access
to healthy food for all community members, regardless of means.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
2125 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL
60647
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-278-4446
Fax
773-278-3840
Categories
Description

I-GO is a not-for-profit car sharing service organization with several parking locations in Evanston. Offers rate plan choices for individuals and businesses.

Contact Person
Mark Luscombe, President
Phone Number
312-280-0110
Parent Organization
Categories
Description

Co-sponsors regular bird walks with the Lincoln Park Zoo and participates in the National Butterfly Count with North Park Village Nature Center and Spring and Winter Bird Census Counts as well as other local projects. Bird watching field trips. Meets on the second Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m., at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

The Fort Dearborn Chapter is not affiliated with the National Audubon Society.

Organization Name
Address
2000 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Email
Description

MOSAIC (Members Of Society Acting In Cooperation) is a 13-member housing cooperative in Evanston, IL consisting largely of students, though non-students are also welcome. Through cooperative action, MOSAIC seeks to develop a diverse, inclusive community which inspires and empowers creative, conscious, sustainable living.

Website Address
Address
3411 W Diversey Avenue, #13, Chicago IL
60647
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-342-7650
Fax
Call first.
Description

Nuclear Energy Information Service is a non-profit organization committed to ending nuclear power through educating and organizing the public and advocating sustainable and ecologically sound energy alternatives.

Address
1003 Dobson, Evanston, IL

60202-3816
Contact Person
Emily Guthrie, President
Phone Number
847-867-4826
Description

A nonprofit 501c3 citizen advocacy group dedicated to preserving the architectural and visual character of Evanston by raising public awareness and appreciation. Maintains a separate, but complimentary relationship with the Evanston Preservation Commission.

Board meets regularly.

Organization Name
Address
3669 W Howard St, Skokie, IL
60076
Contact Person
Matt Ryan, Farm Manager
Phone Number
847-425-5125 (leave message)
Description

The Talking Farm is 501(c)3 organization which operates the Howard Street Farm, an educational and production farm located at 3701 Howard Street, Skokie, IL (1/2 mile west of McCormick Blvd). The Howard Street Farm provides local, fresh food, educational and volunteering opportunities, and a place for community gatherings. Partners with the Evanston Food Council.

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