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Have fun at the DUCK RACE AND PLUCK - this Saturday, Aug 14, from 3 - 5pm

This Saturday, Aug 14, from 3pm - 5pm, a DUCK RACE AND PLUCK will be held at the Dawes Park lagoon in Evanston.  This event is held to raise funds for the care of the "critters" that reside at the Evanston Ecology Center.  Rubber ducks race on waves created by volunteers with paddles.  Sponsor one duck for $10, or three (in a Quack Pack) for $25.  Kids and adults alike will have fun.  Attendees can win cool prizes.  For more information, or to reserve ducks, call 847 448-8256.

Save Money & the Environment - Join ComEd's RRTP Electricity Program

The Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and CNT Energy (a local non-profit) are partnering in an effort to enroll 200 Evanston residents in ComEd's new Residential Real-Time Pricing (RRTP) program by May 31.
This is a program that can SAVE YOU MONEY and HELP THE ENVIRONMENT.  ComEd customers on the RRTP program saved an average of $185 on their electricity bills last year.     
For more information and to enroll, visit www.TheWattSpot.com or call 1-877-WattSpot.

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.

Sign Our Petition - Keep The Evanston Ecology Center Open!

The city of Evanston for budgetary reasons is considering closing the Evanston Ecology Center.  Fans of the Center can show their support for this wonderful facility by signing an online petition.  Just click here to go to a new "Support the Evanston Ecology Center" web site.  Once on the home page, click on "Sign Our Petition in Support of the Ecology Center".


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