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 was "Healthy Citizens, Healthy Environment", and the festival focused 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). SEE OUR PHOTOS FROM THE 2014 FESTIVAL.
The 2014 Evanston Green Living Festival attractions included:
A "Livability Hub" organized by Citizens' Greener Evanston where individuals and organizations were able to 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 kids' activities: canoeing, bubbling, meet the critters, owl pellets, critter tours, crafts, and more!
Free Bicycle rickshaw rides for attendees who wanted to experience the ultimate in alternative transportation