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The U.S. Department of Energy, through its Solar Market Pathways initiative, has awarded Cook County a grant to analyze the potential of community solar. A key goal is to develop five to seven demonstration sites for community solar.

Cook County is seeking rooftop and vacant land properties to potentially serve as host sites […]

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Cook County is participating in a pilot program to test and develop new ways to save energy.

The pilot project, called Combined Capacity Asset Performance Project, is a collaboration of Environmental Defense Fund , The Accelerate Group, Citizens Utility Board  and PJM Interconnection. It will show how strategically combining resources can […]

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On September 24, President Preckwinkle kicked off the opening session of Economic Revitalization through Brownfields, organized by the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and KSU TAB (Kansas State University – Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program) and hosted by Triton College. The purpose of the workshop was to help communities gain a greater understanding of […]

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Join the Cook County Department of Environmental Control at Kickapoo Woods on Saturday, September 26th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  We will be celebrating the Cook County Forest Preserve District’s 100th Anniversary while sharing information on backyard composting and other environmental programs.  For additional information and to see other events taking place at Kickapoo […]

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Free Brownfield Workshop September 24, 2015
8:00am-1:30pm
Triton College “B” Building – 2000 5th Avenue  

This workshop is designed to help communities gain a better understanding of what a Brownfield is, learn how Brownfield revitalization can be a part of your community’s economic development strategy, and hear from state and national […]

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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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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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