Evanston Mayor Stephen Hagerty is seeking members for a new Climate Action and Resilience Plan Working Group to guide the city’s next steps in the fight against climate change.

Community members with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds are encouraged to apply by Friday, Sept. 8, to serve on the working group, which will update the city’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory and assess climate change vulnerabilities and risks in Evanston.

The mayor will appoint 15 members from the pool of applicants. More information and the application form are available online.

“Evanston has made tremendous strides in the fight against climate change over the last decade by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and committing to 100 percent renewable energy, but it’s just the beginning,” Hagerty said. “We need to work together as a community to ensure that our city is more resilient to the effects of climate change long-term, while continuing to do our part locally to protect the planet.”

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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