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Join Cook County and hundreds of millions of people around the world by turning off your lights to commemorate Earth Hour on March 19th from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. Cook County’s Department of Facilities Management will save energy – and send a message about the role all of us can play in cutting harmful Greenhouse Gas emissions – by turning off lights at the County Building and other facilities.
Want to do more to reduce your carbon footprint? Click here for suggestions from the USEPA on how to save energy at home. And visit the World Wildlife Foundation for more information on Earth Hour and other ways to live more sustainably.
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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
Contact UsCook County Chief Sustainability Officer
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Chicago, IL 60602
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