The Evanston Green Living Festival is an annual event that was started to encourage individuals to make meaningful changes to their everyday life that will reduce their personal carbon footprint.
The festival promotes this green lifestyle by providing a venue where local green vendors, exhibitors, and speakers can present to an interested audience. Featured attractions in 2012 included the NU Tiny House, a great selection of all-electric and hybrid autos, a comprehensive group of water related displays offered primarily from City of Evanston departments, a presentation by local water expert Dick Lanyon, solar panel exhibitors, I-Go car sharing, PACE Suburban Bus, and more!
Kids have fun at the festival too! Activities for children are available all day at the festival. Kids' activities from last year included: meet the ecology center aquatic animals, explore the wonders of water through mini-experiments, decorate a mini-canoe to take home, Claire of the Lake dance, Elaine Wagner playing the hammer dulcimer, and the Eco-bike.
Delicious food and drinks are available for most of the festival hours. And we encourage attendees to take a free bicycle rickshaw ride through the beautiful Ladd Arboretum.
The festival is for residents of Evanston and the surrounding communities and we encourage people to come with family and friends to discover exciting new ideas on how to lead a greener life.