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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Chief Sustainability Officer Deborah Stone each received Environmental Leadership Awards for their efforts in advancing sustainability in Cook County. The awards were given by the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) on September 27 at their annual dinner.

“A sleeping local government sustainability giant awoke” when President Preckwinkle […]

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As part of the second annual national Energy Efficiency Day on October 5th, we want to share with you easy ways to make your home and office more energy efficient.

Read a more encompassing list from Department of Energy here: https://energy.gov/eere/femp/home-energy-checklist

 

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Fall Into Home Energy Savings

On September 26, 2017 By

Fall means changing leaves, apple and pumpkin picking seasons, shorter daylight hours and lower temperatures. It’s also the perfect time to assess how to make your home more energy efficient before the freezing temperatures arrive. Here are a few recommendations on how to do so:

The heating season is here

Now is the […]

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Want to save money on your utility bills? Join Cook County’s Department of Environmental Control, Citizens Utility Board (CUB), Elevate Energy and Schaumburg Township for an informative presentation about ways to save money and energy with energy efficiency and smart meter programs. Experts will also discuss rebated and free in-home devices and appliances. Please […]

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Want to save money on your utility bills? Join Cook County’s Department of Environmental Control, Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and Elevate Energy to learn about ways to save money and energy with your smart meter, home weatherization and energy efficiency programs. Experts will also discuss rebated and free in-home devices and appliances. Please come […]

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Smart meter and energy efficiency programs are available to help Cook County residents save money and use less energy. In order to continue education on these programs and reach some of the many diverse communities in the County,  the Cook County Department of Environmental Control translated outreach materials into the following languages: Chinese, Korean, […]

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Summer time can mean travelling and vacation for many. Here are some tips on how to save money and energy while you are away from your home this summer:

Set your thermostat to higher temperature than normal. Use a programmable thermostat to set back the temperature when you are gone from your home […]

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The U.S. EPA considers some leftover household products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic as household hazardous waste. Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides can contain hazardous ingredients and require special care when you dispose of them.

The Illinois EPA coordinates one-day […]

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle spoke about the importance of local action on the environment to an enthusiastic crowd on April 21st, at the Rally for the Planet sponsored by the Environmental Law and Policy Center, Sierra Club, and  Faith in Place among others.  She told the crowd:

Local action is more important now […]

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Want to save money on your electric bill? Throughout the month of May, Cook County’s Department of Environmental Control, Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and Elevate Energy will be holding informative presentations about ways to save money and energy with smart meter and energy efficiency programs. Experts will also help you better understand your bill to […]

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