THE FESTIVAL The Evanston Green Living Festival is an annual community event presented by the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the City of Evanston, with financial and in-kind support from an outstanding group of local Sponsors. The festival is held at the Evanston Ecology Center and for a single day provides a venue where local organizations can present their green products, services and ideas to attendees who are looking for ways to lower their personal carbon footprint.
This year's theme is "Healthy Citizens, Healthy Environment", and the festival will focus on the Evanston Livability Plan and what citizens and organizations can do to help achieve the plan's primary goal of a greenhouse gas reduction of 20% in Evanston by 2016 (based on a 2005 baseline).
To see a video from last year's festival, click HERE.
The 2014 Evanston Green Living Festival will present a wide variety of green exhibitors, plenty of entertaining activities for adults and children, and a healthy selection of food and beverages. This unique environmentally-focused event will feature the following attractions:
A set of stations organized by Citizens' Greener Evanston where individuals and organizations can learn more about the Livability Plan and how they can pitch in to help achieve the plan's greenhouse gas reduction goal
The Green Market - nearly 4000 square feet of covered outdoor space featuring exhibits by over 80 participating green businesses and organizations
The NU Tiny House - a 128 square foot totally sustainable house built by students from Northwestern University that has been re-located to the Ecology Center for the enjoyment and education of those who attend the festival and those who will attend future programs at the Center
A Keynote Presentation on a timely environmental topic.
Alternative Transportation demos including a wide selection of all-electric and hybrid autos along with exhibits of other forms of transportation that can be used to reduce your carbon footprint.
Alternative Energy displays including Solar panels and other educational energy demonstrations.
Plenty of fun and engaging activities for kids (and their parents)
Bicycle rickshaw rides for attendees who want to experience the ultimate in alternative transportation
Delicious Food and Refreshments from a local food provider or restaurant
Free shuttle service to and from the downtown Davis St. Metra station with stops at the Haven and Kingsley school parking lots courtesy of the City of Evanston and Davis Transportation
Secure Bike Parking - we always encourage attendees to bike, walk or take mass transit to the festival
Don't miss the fun, food, and education of this year's festival. Mark Saturday, September 27 on your calendar, and be sure to bring your friends and family to enjoy a great fall day at the 2014 Evanston Green Living Festival!
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