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Replace inefficient exit signs with LED signs

The City of Evanston is partnering with the Business Alliance for a Sustainable Evanston (BASE) to replace 1,250 old exit signs in our community with super energy-efficient, long-lasting LED signs, with potential to save businesses money and reduce our carbon emissions.   BASE estimates that there are more than 30,000 exit signs in the City.  The exit sign replacement program applies to any building with an exit sign – including non-profits, businesses (even if you rent or lease), condos, multi-family buildings, and churches. 
 

(Garlic) Mustard's Last Stand, May 1 & 2

18th Annual Garlic Mustard Pull at Perkins Woods

Cook Co. Commissioner Larry Suffredin and Volunteer Steward, Libby Hill, will be leading the charge!

Evanston’s precious and only Cook County Forest Preserve

(corner of Grant and Ewing, next to Lincolnwood School)

Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2, 2010; 10:00 am to noon, each day

Come Celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day at the Eco Center - Sat, Apr 24

Come celebrate EARTH DAY and ARBOR DAY at the EVANSTON ECOLOGY CENTER on Saturday, April 24 from 1 - 4pm. Join in the festive activities, earthly games and fun crafts. Informational stations will help guide you to a smaller environmental footprint. This year's theme celebrates the 100th anniversary of the North Shore Channel. So, bring the whole family to honor our home, sweet home! For more information, call 847/448-8256. Location: Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd, Evanston. Admission: Free.

Evanston Public Library Friends: Read-a-Thon Parties

Evanston Public Library Friends will celebrate National Library Week and the end of the Read-a-Thon with parties at the main library and both branches on Saturday, April 17th from 10am to 12pm.  Join the fun with face painting, balloons, sidewalk chalk, lemonade, and fun for the whole family! 
 
Bring in your Read-a-Thon money and collect your prizes, or stop by and take advantage of the last day to join Evanston Public Library Friends for Free. After April 17th, cost per family will be $25. 

New Trees for Central Street

Our Superintendent of Parks and Forestry, Paul D'Agostino, reports the following about the ash trees that were recently removed from the Central Street parkway in the business district:

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