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- America Recycles Day, November 15th 2013 November 13, 2013This Friday, November 15th is America Recycles Day. Visit the America Recycles Day website to learn more about the benefits of recycling, how you can recycle more, and events taking place in your community. Although you may recycle bottles, cans and paper at home, did you know that there are […]laura.oakleaf
- Cook County Co-hosts Workshop on Economic Revitalization through Brownfields November 5, 2013On October 30, Cook County co-hosted an event to share resources, technical assistance and funding opportunities surrounding Brownfields redevelopment. Learn more about the conference at the Department of Economic Development’s site here.laura.oakleaf
- Cook County Breaks New Ground With Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance October 23, 2013In early September the Huffington Post published an article titled Rethink, Recycle, Rebuild: How Deconstructing a Home Makes Environmental and Economic Sense, about the environmental and economic incentives of recycling and salvaging building material. The Post’s article highlights that 75-90 percent of materials in all homes can be reused or recycled and a […]deborah.stone
- Electronics Recycling – its the law! October 23, 2013On January 1, 2012 it became illegal to dispose of electronic products in your regular trash. Fortunately there are several outlets in Cook County to drop off unwanted electronic products. This video provides additional information on Illinois’ electronics landfill ban as well as resources to help you find a location to drop off those old […]laura.oakleaf
- Deborah Stone Discusses Proposed Cook County Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance on the Mike Nowak Show October 8, 2013At the September 1tth Cook County Board meeting President Preckwinkle introduced the Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance. Deborah Stone, Chief Sustainability Officer and Director of the Cook County Department of Environmental Control, explains the proposed ordinance which has the goal of increasing recycling, prosecuting fly-dumping and building more sustai […]laura.oakleaf
- Pharmaceutical Drop-off Now Available at all City of Chicago Police Stations October 3, 2013 laura.oakleaf
- Cook County has been Nominated for the 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards September 13, 2013Cook County has been selected as one of the Top 100 nominees for the 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards. This nomination recognizes the County’s innovative steps to reduce energy costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The County’s submission focused on the Guaranteed Energy Performance Contracting (GEPC) project. In June 2012, the county’s Office of Capital [.. […]laura.oakleaf
- Cook County and Hanover Park Recycling Event Sept 28 September 13, 2013Cook County Department of Environmental Control in partnership with the village of Hanover Park will host a recycling event Saturday Sept. 28 at the Hanover Park Metra Station, 1975 W. Lake St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to residents and non-residents of the village. Among the items which can […]laura.oakleaf
- Join Cook County at Moraine Valley Community College’s Recyclepalooza on Sept 28, 2013 September 13, 2013Cook County Department of Environmental Control in partnership with Moraine Valley Community College will sponsor “Recyclepalooza” on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the college’s Building T parking lot, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills. Among the categories of items accepted for recycling or proper disposal at the event will […]laura.oakleaf
- Proposed Changes to Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Would Give County New Tools to Protect the Environment September 12, 2013Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced an ordinance that would give Cook County significant new tools and information to increase recycling, prosecute fly-dumping and reduce thefts of metal and other valuable materials from public and private property. Overall, the proposed ordinance contains provisions designed to protect public healt […]laura.oakleaf
- America Recycles Day, November 15th 2013 November 13, 2013
A Message from the President
I believe that Cook County should be a world-class model of sustainability. We are working not only to boost sustainability practices throughout County government, but also to join forces with local governments, nonprofits and business, to accomplish more than we could separately in making each of Cook County’s communities sustainable. To further this work, I appointed Deborah Stone as the County’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, and as Director of the Department of Environmental Control. I also recognize that Cook County needs to share ideas and collaborate with a diverse group of community leaders and sustainability experts. In March 2012, I appointed the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council to help lift our vision higher and give us access to best practices. You can meet the Council members and read more about their mission in the “Advisory Council” section of this website. Toni Preckwinkle,Cook County Board President
What is Sustainability?
" Ensuring that there is enough for today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."Deborah StoneChief Sustainability Officer, Cook County Government
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