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).
The 2014 Evanston Green Living Festival attractions include:
A "Livability Hub" organized by Citizens' Greener Evanston where individuals and organizations can learn more about the Evanston Livability Plan
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
Alternative Transportation demos including a wide selection of all-electric and hybrid autos along with other exhibits on greener transportation options
Alternative Energy displays including Solar panels and other educational energy demonstrations.
Plenty of fun and engaging activities for kids (and their parents)
Free Bicycle rickshaw rides for attendees who want to experience the ultimate in alternative transportation
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 andDavis 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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