Earth Day: A Calendar of Events

Earth Day is a few weeks away, but we're already thinking green.

The City of Evanston , and here at Patch we're keeping the momentum going through the next month to help the city stay "green" through Earth Day.

We'll be bringing you a feature every week through April sharing tips and tricks on how to be sustainable at home.

In the meantime, check out this list of local Earth Day activities:


Unitarian Church Earth Day Celebration

When: Friday, April 22, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: The Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston. 

What: Multi-generational Earth Day celebration with fun and informative events for the whole family:  Learn to make “plarn,” dance a Dance of Universal Peace, eat an organic dinner; purchase items from artists who use recycled materials, and much more.  Cost $5 per person; $25 per family.  Proceeds will help purchase a hoop house for the Edible Acre project at Evanston Township High School.


Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration

When: April 30, 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Where: Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick, Evanston

What: A family-friendly event with activities, crafts, and games.


Tea for Trees

When: April 30, 4-5 p.m.

Where: Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., Evanston

What: The Garden Council of Evanston and City of Evanston staff will host a discussion about Evanston’s trees. Refreshments will be provided.


Citizens' Greener Evanston Earth Day Event

When: May 1, 2:00-5:00 p.m.


What: Join Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and keynote speakers John Norquist and Susan Mudd.  Enjoy live music, presentations, network with other green citizens and participate in workshops.


More events will be posted as they are announced! Please leave a comment below if you know of a local event we're missing.

Richard Schulte March 31, 2011 at 02:31 PM
Having been on the planet on the very first "Earth Day", and being a former "green" perhaps provides a unique viewpoint on "Earth Day". Today, the foundation of the "green concept" is the negative effects of "global warming". Given that, the following may be of interest: "February 8, 2011 To the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate: . . .Do they provide any real-world evidence of Earth’s seas inundating coastal lowlands around the globe? No. Increased human mortality? No. Plant and animal extinctions? No. Declining vegetative productivity? No. More frequent and deadly coral bleaching? No. Marine life dissolving away in acidified oceans? No. Quite to the contrary, in fact, these reports provide extensive empirical evidence that these things are not happening. And in many of these areas, the referenced papers report finding just the opposite response to global warming, i.e., biosphere-friendly effects of rising temperatures and rising CO2 levels. In light of the profusion of actual observations of the workings of the real world showing little or no negative effects of the modest warming of the second half of the twentieth century, . . . " Source: http://www.co2science.org/education/truthalerts/v14/TruthAboutClimateChangeOpenLetter.pdf Hopefully, on "Earth Day" 2011, we will begin having a better understanding of our relationship with the planet Earth. That starts with providing the "inconvenient" facts about "global warming".


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