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On April 17, 2015 By laura.oakleaf
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 […]Click here for more →
The Cook County Department of Environmental Control will receive a federal cooperative award of $1.2 million to help bring “community shared” solar power in the region.
The “Solar Market Pathways” project was one of 15 awarded nationally as part of the U.S Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. Application for […]Click here for more →
Cook County has recycled more than one million pounds of old documents, reports and miscellaneous paperwork in the last year-and-a-half, confronting a decades-old problem of records storage as well as generating savings and revenue for the County.
Over the past 18 months, the Records Management and County Salvage divisions of the County’s Bureau of Administration […]Click here for more →
On August 21, 2014 By laura.oakleaf
Cook County is moving aggressively to advance President Toni Preckwinkle’s sustainability agenda through new and existing programs that reduce waste, decrease the County’s environmental footprint and make the County’s use of energy and water more efficient.
Preckwinkle’s Sustainability Advisory Council recently accepted a report summarizing progress made during the past year, as well as upcoming […]Click here for more →
On July 24, 2014 By laura.oakleaf
The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a Building Energy Benchmarking Ordinance that will continue the County’s advancement of its Green initiatives.
“I believe that Cook County should be a world-class model of sustainability,” stated President Preckwinkle. “The passage and implementation of this ordinance is a major step towards realizing our goal.”Click here for more →
Join Cook County Department of Environmental Control at South Suburban College’s 4th Annual Earth Awareness Expo on April 9th. Bring your unused pharmaceuticals* and waste electronics to the South Suburban College campus, located at 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Additionally, the expo will feature presentations on sustainability by […]Click here for more →
As part of Radon Action Month in January, the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency urge people throughout Cook County to test their homes for radon, a cancer-causing radioactive gas that has been found in nearly 40 percent of Illinois homes tested.
You can receive more information or […]Click here for more →
At their Midwest Energy Solutions Conference held in Chicago on January 15th, the MEEA gave their 2014 Inspiring Efficiency Leadership Award to Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle. The award highlights President Preckwinkle’s initiatives to establish Cook County as a world-class model of sustainability. (more)Click here for more →
On January 16, 2014 By laura.oakleaf
President Preckwinkle Applauds Outreach to Various Stakeholders
After months of collaboration and input from community and government organizations, the solid waste industry, and environmental advocacy groups, the Cook County Board Wednesday approved a Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance (SWRO) that will give the County significant new tools to protect the environment.
The SWRO […]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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