Mission Statement

Cook County Sustainability Mission Statement:

Establish Cook County as a world-class model of sustainability, cost savings and conservation by embedding a culture of sustainability in all County operations, services and partnerships with suburban communities. The Advisory Council will serve as a resource, a catalyst and advocate for the change necessary to make Cook County environmentally, socially and economically sustainable now and in the future.


Goal Statement:

The Sustainability Advisory Council will provide innovative solutions and resources for sustainability programs that foster energy efficiency and decrease pollution, create livable and sustainable communities and allow the County to lead by example. To do this the Council will need to address the issues of Energy Efficiency and sustainability program financing, partnership building and information sharing to improve sustainability initiatives throughout the county, and developing the County Government’s role as a service provider and leader of sustainable practices.