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Friday, March 20, 2015

Vote: Evanston is the most lovable city in the World!

You can help the City of Evanston be named the most lovable city in the world. You do not need to be an Evanston resident to participate!

The City of Evanston is pleased to announce that it has been selected to represent the United States as the 2015 Earth Hour City Capital in World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour City Challenge. The competition’s eleven-member jury composed of renowned leaders in urban sustainability noted Evanston’s impressive commitment and demonstrable progress toward fighting climate change.
However, Evanston still needs YOUR help to win the We Love Cities Campaign!Community members are still encouraged to vote daily for Evanston in the We Love Cities Competition through Friday, March 27 at
You do not need to live in Evanston to participate!
From City of Evanston website:
The City of Evanston is proud to announce that it has been selected as a finalist to represent the United States in the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour City Challenge, along with Cleveland and Seattle. This year’s challenge encompasses over 40 local governments from countries across the globe, including France, Singapore, South Africa, and Brazil, and focuses on the promotion of renewable energy.
As the international panel of experts in climate policy and sustainable development decide who will move forward in the competition, the WWF has launched an eight-week “We Love Cities” campaign, beginning today, January 26 through Friday, March 27, encouraging community members from each contending location to get involved in the voting process and show the world how much they love their city and why.
To help Evanston’s bid to win, community members are asked to:
  • Visit to vote and provide feedback on ways Evanston can become more sustainable;
  • Follow and tweet @GreenEvanston using the hashtag #WeLoveEvanston;
  • Follow and tag @CityofEvanston on Instagram to share photos of your favorite Evanston places, “green ideas,” and more using the hashtag#WeLoveEvanston.
Each time a person votes, tweets, Instagrams and/or shares their suggestions, Evanston becomes one step closer to becoming the world’s most loved city.
Voting on the website is limited to once per person, per day, per city. However, community members are allowed to share multiple suggestions per day, along with #WeLoveEvanston submissions via Twitter and Instagram. Please note that all Twitter and Instagram profiles must be public in order for votes to count.
Community members can sign up to receive daily text and/or email reminders to vote by joining the City's "We Love Evanston" notification list
For more information about the “We Love Cities” campaign, please or call Sustainability Manager Catherine Hurley at 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents in Evanston can simply dial 3-1-1.

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