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As you prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday and all of the food preparation and entertaining that comes with it, we have compiled a few tips to help save you money and energy while you prepare your turkey dinner. Approximately 15 percent of energy used in the average American home is used in the kitchen—most of […]Click here for more →
On August 30, 2018 By laura.oakleaf
The Cook County Bureau of Asset Management and Department of Environment and Sustainability invite you to join us at the Cook County Green Fair! The fair is on Saturday, September 22, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the County Courthouse parking lot in Bridgeview (10220 S 76th Ave.). Activities include […]Click here for more →
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 […]Click here for more →
An update to the Suburban Cook County Solid Waste Management Plan was introduced to the Cook County board on June 6. The Solid Waste Management Plan Update 2018 is available for review and comments may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 11 .
The plan will help set priorities to […]Click here for more →
On May 7, 2018 By laura.oakleaf
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 […]Click here for more →
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, […]Click here for more →
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 […]Click here for more →
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 […]Click here for more →
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 […]Click here for more →
On March 12, 2018 By laura.oakleaf
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. […]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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