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On June 30th, in the partnership with the United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Municipal and Industrial Materials Section, the Cook County Department of Environmental Control hosted half-day workshop on building material reuse. The purpose of this workshop was to brainstorm barriers to the expansion of the use of salvaged and reclaimed building materials […]

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On June 6 The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) hosted its annual urban sustainability apps competition. The Competition’s goal is to foster the development of apps which make neighborhoods smarter, greener and more affordable.

At this three-day event eight teams of community activists and app developers work together to build […]

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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 […]

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Please join the USEPA Region V Municipal and Industrial Materials Section and Cook County Department of Environmental Control at this workshop to discuss how salvaged building materials are being used now and to help expand the use of salvaged building materials in construction and redevelopment.

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Profile: Cook County Department of Environmental Control’s Deborah Stone talks county sustainability efforts and future potential of its communities | REJournals.com

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The Cook County Department of Environmental Control will participate in Northbrook’s Earth & Arbor Day event on Saturday April 25 at the Northbrook Village Green (1810 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, Illinois 60062), 9:00 a.m. to noon.  The department will have information on resources available to residents, including radon awareness and testing. The County will offer […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Register for the USEPA Region V’s webinar: Development and Implementation of Cook County’s Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance,  on March 5, 2015 12:45 PM CST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4558174251192515841

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 […]

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The Cook County Department of Environmental Control will receive a federal cooperative award of $1.2 million to help bring “community shared” solar power in the region.

The “Solar Market Pathways” project was one of 15 awarded nationally as part of the U.S Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. Application for […]

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