A number of environmentally focused events are being planned or supported by Citizens Greener Evanston during the month of October. Here is a sampling of the environmentalists’ calendar:

October 6 – The city is sponsoring an “Oaktober tree walk” that involves participation by the city’s forester, activities for children, and an opportunity to help plant a grove of serviceberries. It will be held at the Evanston Ecology Center , 2024 McCormick Blvd ., from 1 to 4 p.m.

Earlier that day, from 10 a.m. until noon, Dr. Tony Dalrymple of Northwestern University will present a talk entitled “Swim for Your Life! Waves and Currents in Lake Michigan” at the Arrington Lakefront Lagoon Shelter, 1631 Sheridan Road.

October 8 – A climate change town hall built around the topic, “Breaking the Gridlock on National Climate Policy,”  will begin at 6:15 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave., and will feature a talk by Loyola University professor John Fendreis, who will present the historical perspective of climate change.

October 20 – Edible Evanston will conduct a Food Forest Work and Learn Day at the Eggleston Family Orchard, Payne Street and Hartrey Avenue, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. , that will include a mini-class on cultivating mushrooms for eating and improving your garden.

October 27 – From 10 a.m. until noon,Tim Eberhart and Ric Hudgens will lead a discussion on “Watershed Spirituality” at the Arrington Lakefront Lagoon Shelter as part of the Watershed Learning on the Great Lakes series.

Additional information on CGE events can be found on the Citizens’ Greener Evanston website.

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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