- CGE newsletter archive.
- The CGE Strategic Plan (2018) contains the mission, vision, and strategic objectives of CGE as of January 2018.
- Annual reports.
- The history of CGE – founders and early members of CGE share their stories in this video.
Evanston’s Climate Action and Resilience Plan
In 2018, the Evanston City Council formally adopted the Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP) which, among other things, establishes a community carbon neutrality goal, a zero waste goal and a 100% renewable electricity goal.
Local Environmental Groups
CGE often works with local environmental groups that are focused on specific areas. Find out about them here.
Track Your Progress — Calculators and Other Tools
EPA Household Carbon Footprint Calculator — Asks users to enter data about their home energy consumption, vehicles and driving patterns, and waste produced and then estimates the pounds of CO2 produced/year and offers suggestions of ways to reduce those emissions.
Energy Star Pledge — Invites people to pledge to take the action steps they select from a list of things they can do to make their homes more energy efficient.
WaterSense — Offers tips of things to do to reduce home water use and provides a simple calculator to estimate how much water, energy, and money can be saved by installing WaterSense-labeled products.
CUB ComEd Energy Efficiency Programs — Sign up for a free home energy assessment in which an Energy Advisor does a walk-through of your home, finding ways to make it more energy efficient.
My Home EQ — Provides information on the costs and benefits of specific home improvements, access to trusted contractors, and cost-reducing rebates and financing. Created by Elevate Energy and RW Ventures.
Climate Adaptation and Natural Resources
Backyard Bird Habitat — A presentation by Louise Clemency, Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish & Widlife Service. (March 2015)
Caring for Evanston’s Urban Forest — A guide to best practices for caring for Evanston’s trees. (July 2012)
Enhancing Your Garden for Birds — A guide for property owners interested in creating and protecting habitat that supports nesting and migratory birds. (February 2015)
Raingardens: A Natural Solution to Stormwater Management — A guide for property owners interested in creating a raingarden. (July 2012)
Carbon Sequestration and Air Quality Regulation by Evanston’s Trees — An estimate of the amount of carbon sequestered and atmospheric pollutants absorbed by Evanston’s urban forest annually. (October 2009)