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The Cook County Department of Environmental Control and The Rebuilding Exchange will host six free public workshops during March to educate contractors, municipal workers and the general public about the County’s Demolition, Debris and Diversion Ordinance, which came into effect last November.
At each of the three-hour workshops, attendees will learn about:
– How to meet requirements quickly and cost-effectively
– The best materials for deconstruction and reuse
– Tools, resources and markets available to help them meet their deconstruction targets
– How to communicate about deconstruction and recycling to clients and colleagues.
– The process and market for reclaimed and recycled building materials
– The role for municipal employees in explaining and enforcing the ordinance
– Implications for local government processes and policies
There will be two types of workshops:
1. Sessions geared to municipal workers on March 13th and 14th
2. Sessions geared for contractors on March 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th
The general public is welcome to attend either session. The times for each session are 8am – 11am and they will take place at The Rebuilding Exchange, 1740 W. Webster Ave, Chicago IL
For more information or for registration, please visit www.eventbrite.com/org/3269275850?s=12433766 (for municipal workers) or www.eventbrite.com/org/3269187234?s=12430218 (for contractors) contact Sean Terry at Delta Institute (firstname.lastname@example.org). Remember – this project general public is encouraged to attend either session.
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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