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The 2013 Evanston Green Living Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, will focus on preserving and protecting the urban forest.

Browsing exhibits at the 2012 festival (Jill Brazel photo).

The 2013 Evanston Green Living Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, will focus on preserving and protecting the urban forest.

The seventh annual event includes a green market, alternative energy and electric automobile plug-in displays, money-saving utility-bill analysis, a green silent auction, rickshaw rides and green activities for children.

This year, with the urban forest focus it will showcase exhibitors who are experts on all things trees, including a keynote address, “What’s Killing Our Trees: Evanston’s Solutions to a Global Problem,” by Paul D’Agostino, assistant director of public works for forestry, and Mark Younger, city arborist.

The festival, presented by the Evanston Environmental Association in concert with the City of Evanston, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.

The EEA encourages people to bike, walk or take mass transit to the festival. Free shuttle service to and from the Davis Street Metra stop will be available courtesy of the City of Evanston and Davis Transportation and secure bicycle parking will be available.

More information is available at www.evanstongreenfest.org or by calling the Ecology Center at 847-448-8256.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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