Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will announce the winner Wednesday of a yearlong contest among the city’s seven largest employers to see which could do the best job of saving electricity by its employees.

The mayor will disclose how much total energy, money, and carbon-dioxide pollution was saved because of the teams from Saint Francis Hospital, Rotary International, Northwestern University, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston/Skokie School District 65, Evanston Township High School, and the City of Evanston.

Conducted in partnership with the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), the “Big 7 Savers Challenge” pitted the employers in a competition to see which could recruit the most participants to an online CUB energy-saving service and achieve the biggest average per-person energy savings.

The announcement of the winning team will be made at a news conference at 1:30 p.m. at the Evanston Ecology Center.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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