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While it may not feel quite like summer yet, plan ahead and know what you can do to keep your home comfortable and cool, while also saving yourself money and energy.
Set your thermostat to higher temperature while you are away from your home. Use a programmable thermostat to set back the temperature […]Click here for more →
Are you a senior living in Chicago Ridge? Want to save money on your utility bills? Join Cook County’s Department of Environment and Sustainability, Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and Elevate Energy to learn about ways to save money and energy with your smart meter, home weatherization and energy efficiency programs. Experts will discuss rebated […]Click here for more →
On May 6, 2019 By Sarah Edwards
The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will analyze utility bills at a free clinic to help Franklin Park residents save money on utilities. This utility bill clinic will take place on May 22 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Franklin Park Public Library and is co-sponsored by the Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability. Consumers […]Click here for more →
On April 19, 2019 By Sarah Edwards
The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will analyze utility bills at a free clinic to help Palos Heights residents save money on utilities. This utility bill clinic will take place on May 7 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Palos Heights Public Library and is co-sponsored by the Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability. Consumers […]Click here for more →
Want to save money on your utility bills? Join Cook County’s Department of Environment and Sustainability, Citizens Utility Board (CUB), Elevate Energy and the Chicagoland Vintage Home Association to learn about ways to save money and energy with your smart meter, home weatherization and energy efficiency programs. Experts will discuss […]Click here for more →
April 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Domestic Violence Courthouse, 555 W Harrison St., 1st floor lobby. April 17, 8 a.m. – 10a.m. – Cook County Building, 118 N. Clark St., 1st floor lobby April 18, 11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. – […]Click here for more →
On March 20, 2019 By Sarah Edwards
Cook County will turn off its non-essential lights March 30 to commemorate Earth Hour and call attention to climate change. The Cook County Department of Facilities Management will save energy – and send a message about the role all of us can play in cutting harmful greenhouse gas emissions – by turning […]Click here for more →
On March 19, 2019 By Sarah Edwards
In Spring 2019, three municipalities will be hosting one-day electronics collection events for Cook County residents (see below for more information). Please note there is a limit of 7 items per household and no electronics can be accepted from municipalities, schools, businesses, or institutions.
The following devices are accepted:
• Cable Receivers
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“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”- Hal Borland
Spring is almost here and it’s the perfect time think about ways you save energy and money in your home as we finally say goodbye to the cold winter temperatures and transition to warmer weather, welcoming spring with open arms.Click here for more →
On January 22, 2019 By laura.oakleaf
Now more than ever, local government has a crucial role in sustainability and promoting green practices. The annual sustainability report highlights the County’s sustainability work in both our own operations and in the communities we work with every day.
At Cook County we are working to make sure that:
Local action is effective. […]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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