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Today is Earth Day

Today is Earth Day and Citizens' Greener Evanston has an outstanding array of inclusive, intersectional programs today, tomorrow, and Saturday.

Citizens' Greener Evanston, in conjunction with Evanston Public Library, Rotary International and others, presents a series of online sessions today and tomorrow, and a Saturday morning, April 24 legislative session.

These include “Lunch and Learn” sessions from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., afternoon/evening sessions starting at 4 p.m.

"We've worked hard to feature inclusive, intersectional programming," said CGE President Rachel Rosner.

"Especially our Green Schools panel, Environmental Justice panel, Thursday evening's session on land acknowledgements followed by a conversation with [Mayor-elect] Daniel Biss, and on Friday evening, Commissioner Deb Shore will discuss water justice and Evanston Fight for Black Lives will discuss Community Gardens for Black Liberation."

Click here for more information and to register for events.

Here are today's offerings:

Today! Thursday, April 22

Lunch & Learn, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

11 a.m.

Opening Kick-off/Welcome

11:10 a.m.

“Let’s Get Going”

Moderator: Rachel Rosner, with

-- Northwestern University’s Sustainability Plan with Colleen O’Brien and Grace Wickerson;

-- Traveling Sustainably: 5 Ways to Get There with Vickie Jacobsen, CMAP Transportation Planner;


“Resources Matter: Ways to Prevent Waste and Recycle Right”

Moderator: Evanston Public Library, featuring Mary Allen of Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC)

1 p.m.

“Deconstruction: The Sustainable Choice” Moderator: Evanston Public Library, featuring Anne Nicklin of Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse

Afternoon/Evening Sessions

4 p.m.

“Greening Evanston’s Schools”

Moderator: Rachel Rosner

Panel Discussion with:

-- 6th Grade science teacher Carla Stone

-- Evanston Township High School (ETHS) grad and former Sustainability Intern Aldric Martinez-Olsen

-- Evanston/Skokie School District 65 & Quest 4 Earth Students

-- Becky Brodsky of D65 Green Team, ETHS Sustainability committee, and Seven Generations

5 p.m.

“Green Business Brainstorm for Entrepreneurs of Color”

Co-hosted with Evanston/North Shore Branch NAACP

Moderator: Mila Marshall of the Sierra Club

A Professional Panel for Entrepreneurs of Color, with:

--Gabrielle Walker, 4 Suns Fresh Juice,

-- Chef Q Ibraheem, Teertsemasesottehg, and

-- Lupe Orozco of Diego & Gaby's Landscaping.

6 p.m.

“Environmental Justice in Evanston"

Moderator: Rick Nelson, CGE Environmental Justice Evanston

Panel discussion with:

-- Kumar Jensen

-- Mike Boll

-- Clare Tallon-Ruen

7 p.m.

"Land Acknowledgments: Connecting the Past, Present, and Future"

with Teddy Peterson, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

7:15 p.m.

"Evanston’s Sustainability Future: a Conversation"

Moderator: Rachel Rosner

Featuring Daniel Biss, Evanston Mayor-elect, and ETHS Student, Louise Bond

Click here for more information about Friday and Saturday, and to register for events.


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