2017 Candidate Environmental Issues Survey

As you weigh your choices before heading to your polling place, please consider the candidates’ positions on the environment and sustainability.

  • Are we going to continue municipal aggregation with renewable energy, which has both significantly reduced our carbon emissions and saved residents money over time?
  • What is Evanston going to do with the $1+ million we received in the waste transfer station settlement?
  • What do the candidates think about the Evanston Bike Plan? About access to healthy local food?  About pesticides?  About the Evanston tree ordinance?

To find out where the candidates stand on these and other important environmental issues, Citizens’ Greener Evanston circulated a questionnaire to all the candidates for alderman, mayor, and city clerk.  We are pleased to be able to share their responses with you on our website.

Not all candidates responded.

Survey information is available below for each office for which at least one response was submitted.

We’ll also have a chance to address these issues in more detail with the two final mayoral candidates at CGE’s Environmental Issues forum, Saturday March 11, 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Parasol Room at the Civic Center.

Things are not looking very good at the national level for the next few years, but that doesn’t have to stop us from making Evanston a national example of how to build a community that’s environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.

So please think globally and vote locally!

Mayor of Evanston

1st Ward
3rd Ward
4th Ward
5th Ward
6th Ward
7th Ward
8th Ward
9th Ward

CGE Programs

• Edible Evanston


• Environmental Justice

Natural Habitat Evanston