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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 28th from 8:30 to 9:30. Want to do more to reduce your carbon footprint? Click here for 27 Ways To Celebrate Earth Hour. Visit the Word Wildlife Fund for more […]Click here for more →
Cook County’s Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance has allowed the County to recycle or reuse 90% of building materials from demolitions and renovations, keeping them out of landfills, reclaiming valuable […]Click here for more →
On October 6, 2014 By Christopher Lipman
Join Cook County Department of Environmental Control at Homewood’s weekend farmer’s market on October 11th from 8 am to 1 pm, rain or shine, at the Homewood Village Hall parking lot at 2020 Chestnut Road. Cook County will be collecting unused pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medications as well as inhalers and mercury thermometers. Note that DEA […]Click here for more →
On September 2, 2014 By Christopher Lipman
Join Cook County Department of Environmental Control at Hanover Park’s Annual Recycling Event on September 27th from 9 am to 1 pm, rain or shine, at the Hanover Park Metra Station, 1975 W. Lake St.. Cook County will be collecting unused pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medications as well as inhalers and mercury thermometers. Hanover Park will […]Click here for more →
The Cook County Department of Environmental Control has received a 2014 US Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Assessment Grant. Cook County, along with seven municipal partners (Bellwood, Forest Park, Franklin Park, Melrose Park, Maywood, Northlake, and Schiller Park) received $600,000 (the maximum award allowed) to assist in the environmental assessment and eventual redevelopment of potentially contaminated […]Click here for more →
On April 22, 2014 By Christopher Lipman
Join us Saturday, April 26th from 9:30 to 2:30 for a day of ecological restoration, educational tours, guest speakers, demonstrations, activites, and special guest speaker Deborah Stone, Cook County’s Chief Sustainability Officer.
Bring the whole Family! Free lunch at noon for all participants.
We are working to bring healthy nature back to the Deer Grove Forest […]Click here for more →
On April 17, 2014 By Christopher Lipman
Cook County tracks and measures several air pollutants through an air monitoring network situated throughout the County. Particulate Matter (PM) is a pollutant consisting of microscopic particles that can enter the body if inhaled. These fine particles also contribute to haze in many parts of the United States, often in urban areas such as […]Click here for more →
Cook County tracks and measures several air pollutants through an air monitoring network situated throughout the County. One measured pollutant, ozone, can have serious health implications including shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, eye and nose irritation. It can be especially dangerous to the elderly, children, people with chronic respiratory ailments (especially asthma), and even […]Click here for more →
On April 7, 2014 By Christopher Lipman
Bryant Williams, Manager of Engineering Services for the Cook County Department of Environmental Control, attends community events to help educate high school and college students about the importance of and opportunities for careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math field. Williams directs the Demolition and Asbestos Removal inspectional programs at Cook County, and […]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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