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Hello, Community Leaders, Planners and Residents!
You are invited to attend a free brownfields workshop on September 15th that is being co-hosted by the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State University. This workshop is designed to help communities gain a better understanding of […]Click here for more →
The Cook County Department of Environmental Control is raising awareness about radon at these upcoming health fairs this summer:
July 15, 9am-11:30am
Village of Schaumburg Health and Safety Day
190 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
August 3, 9am-2pm
Berwyn Township Health and Fitness Fair
6600 W. 26th Street, Berwyn
Ozone at ground level is a harmful air pollutant because of its effects on people and the environment, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is the main ingredient in “smog.” Ground level or “bad” ozone is created by chemical reactions between oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the presence […]Click here for more →
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle spoke in front of elected officials, environmental leaders and enthusiastic volunteers at Earth Day Rally Chicago 2016. “I believe that Cook County should be a world class model of sustainability,” she declared. “We think big. I set a goal to reduce the County’s harmful greenhouse gas emissions by 80 […]Click here for more →
An ordinance approved by the Cook County Board will require businesses that store hazardous chemicals such as acids, solvents and other highly toxic chemicals to report the type and location of the chemicals and how they are stored.
The information collected will be kept by the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management […]Click here for more →
Cook County is doing its part to help stem climate change.
The county is exceeding its target for reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from its buildings, the County’s 2015 Sustainability Report shows.
The County’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions have decreased by 11 percent since they were measured in 2010, an achievement that surpasses its target of […]Click here for more →
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 […]Click here for more →
On August 26, 2015 By laura.oakleaf
Thursday September 17
1pm to 5pm
Hanover Township Senior Center
240 S. Route 59, Bartlett 60103- SW Corner of Rt. 59 & W. Bartlett Road
The […]Click here for more →
On June 16, 2015 By laura.oakleaf
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 […]Click here for more →
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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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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Chicago, IL 60602
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