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Join the Cook County Department of Environmental Control at South Suburban College’s Annual Earth Awareness Fair on April 27th. Bring your unused pharmaceuticals* and used electronics (see flyer for accepted items) to South Suburban College, 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Several vendors promoting the environment, sustainability, and […]Click here for more →
The Cook County Department of Environmental Control will present a free Lunch & Learn Series.
Bring your electric bill, enjoy light refreshments and learn about:
New programs to save money and energy with your Smart Meter Home weatherization and energy efficiency programs Rebates and freebies on in-home devices and appliances How to spot issues or mischarges […]Click here for more →
On January 18, 2016 By Christopher Lipman
January is Radon Awareness Month and the Cook County Department of Environmental Control reminds you to be aware of the health risks of radon. Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that comes from the radioactive decay of naturally occurring uranium in the soil. It can enter homes and buildings […]Click here for more →
An ordinance approved by the Cook County Board will require businesses that store hazardous chemicals such as acids, solvents and other highly toxic chemicals to report the type and location of the chemicals and how they are stored.
The information collected will be kept by the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management […]Click here for more →
Cook County is doing its part to help stem climate change.
The county is exceeding its target for reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from its buildings, the County’s 2015 Sustainability Report shows.
The County’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions have decreased by 11 percent since they were measured in 2010, an achievement that surpasses its target of […]Click here for more →
Cook County’s award-winning Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance was discussed by a group of architects, interior designers and reuse specialists on November 11. Hosted by DIRTT Environmental Solutions, the panel featured Cook County’s Sustainability Officer Deborah Stone; DIRTT’s Calgary-based sustainability leader Andrée Iffrig; Andrew Balster, an architect and executive director of nonprofit ARCHEWORKS, a Chicago-based, multidisciplinary, […]Click here for more →
On November 6, 2015 By Christopher Lipman
The U.S. Department of Energy, through its Solar Market Pathways initiative, has awarded Cook County a grant to analyze the potential of community solar. A key goal is to develop five to seven demonstration sites for community solar.
Cook County is seeking rooftop and vacant land properties to potentially serve as host sites […]Click here for more →
Join the Cook County Department of Environmental Control at Kickapoo Woods on Saturday, September 26th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will be celebrating the Cook County Forest Preserve District’s 100th Anniversary while sharing information on backyard composting and other environmental programs. For additional information and to see other events taking place at Kickapoo […]Click here for more →
Join Cook County Department of Environmental Control at River Grove Lions Club’s Annual Community Shredding Day. Bring your papers to be shredded, unused pharmaceuticals*, used electronics, hearing aids, eye glasses, American flags, and used tires to American Legion Recreation Center, located at 8664 Grand Avenue in River Grove, between 8 a.m. and noon. The River Grove Fire and […]Click here for more →
Join Cook County Department of Environmental Control at South Suburban College’s Annual Earth Awareness Day on April 28th. Bring your unused pharmaceuticals*, used electronics, cell phones, eye glasses, books, and plastic bags to the South Suburban College campus, located at 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sustainability presentations will be given […]Click here for more →
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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