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Hello, Community Leaders, Planners and Residents!
You are invited to attend a free brownfields workshop on September 15th that is being co-hosted by the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State University. This workshop is designed to help communities gain a better understanding of how to use sustainable or “green” practices in the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites, which include abandoned buildings, old gas stations and other potentially contaminated properties that are impeding your communities’ future growth.
Join Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, the Field Museum, Fresh Coast Capital and other local organizations to hear about sustainable practices for brownfield redevelopment!
Who should attend? Local and regional government officials, not-for-profit economic and community development organizations, planners, community members, real-estate professionals, property owners and anyone interested in learning about implementing sustainable practices for brownfield sites. Practices can include deconstruction, phytoremediation, green infrastructure, native plantings or solar installations.
Registration: Cost is free (entry to the Zoo is included), parking is free in the south lot, and lunch will be provided, but registration is requested by September 1st at www.ksutab.org/education/workshops
(If you need help with your registration, please contact Sheree Walsh, firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-532-6519)
For more information contact:
Laura Oakleaf, Cook County CCDEC email@example.com, (312)-603-8250
Margaret Renas, Delta Institute & KSU TAB Partner, firstname.lastname@example.org, (312) 651-4335
Please share this information with your colleagues, clients, listservs and anyone you think would benefit from attending this workshop.
This workshops is made possible with funding provided by U.S. EPA
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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