Celebrate Earth Day with community events for young and old

Tuesday Repair Coffee
Tuesday April 19, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Robert Crown branch of the EPL

Sign up for a one-on-one appointment with Evanston Repair Café volunteers who can help you repair your small appliance or general repair item. Limited slots are still open. Register now.

Get your bike ready for spring
Thursday April 21 from 6pm to 8pm at the Robert Crown branch of the EPL

Wheel & Sprocket Evanston bike mechanic Liam Ouweleen will show you how to get your bike ready for spring. Bring your bike and go ready to roll! Full event.

Downtown Evanston Spring Cleaning
Friday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with Downtown Evanston by volunteering at their Spring cleaning! Downtown Evanston will provide gloves, bags and scavengers and direct volunteers to areas where litter tends to accumulate. The group that picks up the most litter throughout the city center will receive a prize! RSVP today!

Climate Film Festival in 10 Seconds
Friday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Join the District 65 Climate Action Teams and Citizens’ Greener Evanston in celebrating Earth Week with a 10 Second Film Festival at Rotary International, 1560 Sherman Ave.

The Ecology Center Library Earth Day Celebrations
Saturday April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join EPL’s Earth Day celebration at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd. Make nature art and discover great books to inspire kids to have fun and take action for the earth! Learn more.

Self-Organized Neighborhood Cleanup
Saturday April 23
Clean up a park or public space in your neighborhood. Volunteers can pick up gloves and trash bags at the Evanston Ecology Center, 20234 McCormick Blvd. or Robert Crown Community Centre, 1801 Main Street, starting Thursday, April 21.

Main-Dempster Mile Earth Day Cleanup
Saturday April 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Register to help clean up along the Main-Dempster Mile on Earth Day! All volunteers who help with the Earth Day cleanup will receive treats from neighborhood businesses.

Cleaning up the Kiwanis Club and ETHS for Earth Day
Saturday April 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

After a two-year absence caused by the pandemic, the 102-year-old Kiwanis Club of Evanston will join with ETHS students and the ETHS Community Services Department to celebrate Earth Day. Students gather at ETHS at 9 a.m. where they register, have snacks provided by Kiwanis, including juice, fresh fruit, water, hot coffee, and donuts. They receive a t-shirt, gloves and bags which, at the end of the event, are filled with trash from the areas around the school.

All We Can Save Circle Book Group
Wednesday April 27, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A group of books will be co-led by Rachel Rosner, president of Citizens’ Greener Evanston and program consultant for It’s Our Future, a youth-focused climate justice program. Full event.

Tuesday Repair Coffee
Tuesday May 3, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Robert Crown branch of the EPL

Sign up for a one-on-one appointment when Evanston Repair Café volunteers can work with you to repair your small appliance or general repair item. Limited slots still open. Register now.

Organic lawn care and lawn alternatives
Wednesday, May 4, 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn how to help your lawn thrive naturally with ideas on how to create an eco-friendly yard for your family, your pets and our planet, from the experts at Greenwise Organic Lawncare. Register.

How to talk to kids about climate change
Wednesday, May 4, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Genie Albina, former District 65 teacher, Earth Week environmental program manager, and parenting coach will show attendees how to bring compassion, understanding, and action to this important conversation. Register.

Sources: Evanston Public Library and City of Evanston

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