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With a nod toward Earth Week, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Tuesday that an energy efficiency audit project promoting sustainability will achieve $2 million in energy savings yearly for Cook County businesses, along with a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

More than 150 companies identified considerable energy saving opportunities within their facilities […]

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It’s spring and it’s Earth Week!   In celebration, Cook County invites you to join us at one or more of these events:

April 16, 8 am-5 pm—South Suburban College Earth Day. (15800 S. State St., South Holland).  The Cook County Department of Environmental Control will host a Prescription Drug Give Back. The very […]

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today marked the completion of the Lynwood Wind Study Project, a unique partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, Cook County and the Village of Lynwood that led to the construction of two different models of wind turbine and a data center.

The newly completed turbines will provide […]

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Today the Cook County Board approved President Preckwinkle’s Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) for suburban Cook County, the first plan generated in 12 years.  The SWMP outlines the county’s current level of waste generation, disposal and recycling, and makes recommendations for improvement.

President Preckwinkle’s 2012 Plan reimagines traditional solid waste planning.  Instead of focusing on […]

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From the March 26th edition of the Chicago Tribune:

Despite this month’s record-setting warm weather, pothole crews in the Chicago area are still mostly limited to using marginally effective cold-patch mixtures to repair roads until the hot-asphalt plants open for the construction season.

But there is one exception. The Cook County Highway Department is […]

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the formation of the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council (CCSAC) which will be co-chaired by Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO of ComEd, and Chris Kennedy, past President of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.

The Sustainability […]

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