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On April 17, 2012 By admin
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 […]Click here for more →
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 […]Click here for more →
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 […]Click here for more →
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 […]Click here for more →
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 […]Click here for more →
On March 7, 2012 By deborah.stone
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 […]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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