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As we are in the midst of the hot summer season, make sure that you are doing all you can to keep your home comfortable and cool, while also saving yourself money and energy.

Set your thermostat to higher temperature while you are away from your home. Use a programmable thermostat to set back the […]

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An update to the Suburban Cook County Solid Waste Management Plan was introduced to the Cook County board on June 6.  The Solid Waste Manatement Plan Update 2018 is available for review and comments may be submitted to environment@cookcountyil.gov by July 11 .

The plan will help set priorities to […]

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Smart meters are now installed throughout Cook County, making this a good time to make sure you are taking advantage of ComEd’s Peak Time Savings program.

The program rewards customers who reduce their electricity usage when costs and demand are high, typically when air conditioners are on, businesses are open and factories […]

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Join Cook County in celebrating Earth Day between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the following events:

April I8th — Domestic Violence Courthouse, 555 W Harrison St. Chicago, 1st floor lobby. April 19th — Maywood Courthouse, 1500 Maybrook Dr., Maywood, basement cafeteria. April 23rd — Dunne Administration Building, 69 W. Washington St., Chicago, […]

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Want to save money on your utility bills? Join Cook County’s Department of Environment and Sustainability, 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 discuss rebated and free in-home devices and appliances. You will […]

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Cook County will turn off its non-essential lights March 24 to commemorate Earth Hour and call attention to climate change.

The Cook County 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 […]

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Spring Has Sprung

On March 20, 2018 By

Happy first week of spring! It’s a great time to think about ways you save energy and money in your home as we say goodbye to the cold winter temperatures and transition to warmer weather, welcoming spring with open arms.

· Landscaping can help keep your home cool – Creating shade for […]

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Want to save money on your utility bills? Join Cook County’s Department of Environment and Sustainability, 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 discuss rebated and free in-home devices and appliances. […]

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle gathered with elected officials and leaders from the Shedd Aquarium, the Alliance for the Great Lakes and the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC),  to announce a joint resolution to fight in 2018 against plastic pollution in local waterways. The commitment aligns with a new federal law banning the sale and […]

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A new year is a great time to think about easy ways you can save energy in your home and save on your utility bills at the same time. Start with considering weatherization for your home to save energy and money and to keep your home toasty during this winter season. Weatherization focuses on finding […]

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