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Earlier this year, the Cook County Board approved an ambitious zero waste goal in the Solid Waste Plan Update.  The Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance that was passed July 24th gets us one step closer to attaining that goal.

A key recommendation of the solid waste plan was to address […]

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Hanover Township

250 S. Route 59

Bartlett, IL 60103

Saturday August 4, 2012

8AM to 1PM

 

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Any residents of Illinois can drop off their medications, E-waste, and other recyclables (click on […]

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Bald Eagles come to Cook County:  The five million residents of Cook County have new, celebrity neighbors – a family of American Bald Eagles nesting in a cottonwood tree on Cook County Forest Preserve District property in southwest suburban Palos Township. Officials from the district and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have […]

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Cook County earned a national achievement award for saving a whopping $2.5 million dollars in energy costs.

The award was presented in May by the National Association of Counties in recognition of Cook County’s successful efforts to significantly reduce energy consumption. The county won in the category of “Environmental Protection and Energy” […]

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Crabtree Nature Center
3 Stover Road
Barrington, IL 60010
Saturday, June 23rd
10AM to 2PM

 

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Any residents of Illinois can drop off their E-waste at no charge.

 

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Sand Ridge Nature Center

15891 Paxton Ave.

South Holland, IL 60473

Saturday, June 9th

10AM to 2PM

 

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Any residents of Illinois can drop off their E-waste at no charge.

 

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Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

12545 W. 111th St.

Lemont, IL 60439

Saturday, June 16th

10AM to 2PM

 

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Any residents of Illinois can drop off their E-waste at no charge.

 

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On Tuesday, June 12th from 10:00 am to 2:45 pm, the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and the Berwyn Veterans of Foreign Wars are sponsoring a free Prescription Drug Take-back program.

This event is a low-cost, high-value opportunity to tackle a critical environmental issue.  The EPA has asked people not to flush old medications, as […]

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Green Buildings are important to the County’s sustainability efforts.  They improve the county’s operational efficiency.  And they provide real life examples of energy efficiency and new green technologies to other governments and businesses.

In 2002, Cook County became the first government in Illinois to pass a green building ordinance, requiring all new County buildings to […]

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In furtherance of the administration’s sustainability goals, Cook County’s Clean Diesel Program has been awarded $633,135 in grants to install pollution control equipment on some of its heavy-duty diesel vehicles, President Preckwinkle announced today.

The county’s Clean Diesel Program will use the funds to retrofit 43 vehicles with tailpipe technology that will reduce carbon dioxide […]

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