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Smart Thermostat Rebates Available To Help Cut Energy Bills
On September 22, 2020 By Sarah Edwards
Residents across northern Illinois are eligible for significant rebates on smart thermostats that can cut in half the cost of the device. Smart thermostats are devices that connect to Wi-Fi and allow remote control of heating and air conditioning settings in homes through smart phones, tablets and computers. They can help increase comfort, convenience and control […]Click here for more →
Earth Month Resources Recap
On August 13, 2020 By Sarah Edwards
Missed our Earth Month 2020 on Twitter? We have compiled all of those resources here, in one convenient location.
For our Earth Month, DES focused on providing resources and actions that assisted in reducing emissions from waste, energy, and transportation that could be done from home.
Make an Impact from Home:
Resources […]Click here for more →
Solarize Chicagoland Program Returns for Second Year
On June 17, 2020 By Sarah Edwards
After exceeding last year’s goals with more than 120 properties committed to installing solar, the Solarize Chicagoland program kicks off this week for residents in Cook County.
For the second year in a row, Cook County is co-sponsoring Solarize Chicagoland, a program aimed at making solar more affordable and easier to attain for […]Click here for more →
Save Energy and Money at Home Webinar
On May 4, 2020 By Sarah Edwards
Join Cook County’s Department of Environment and Sustainability and Citizens Utility Board for a webinar about how to save money and energy at home. This webinar is being co-sponsored by Cook County Commissioners Alma E. Anaya, Luis Arroyo Jr., John P. Daley, Bridget Degnen, Brandon Johnson, Donna Miller, Kevin Morrison, and Larry Suffredin. […]Click here for more →
Celebrate Earth Day Every Day
On April 3, 2019 By Sarah Edwards
Join Cook County in celebrating Earth Day at the following events:
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 →
Smart Savings for Berkeley Seniors
On January 28, 2019 By Sarah Edwards
Want to save money on your utility bills? Are you a senior who lives in Berkeley? Join Cook County’s Department of Environment and Sustainability, Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and Elevate Energy to learn […]Click here for more →
Energy savings: The gift that keeps on giving
On December 13, 2018 By laura.oakleaf
One of the best parts of the holidays are the decorative lights that adorn our homes, but those twinkly lights can come at a price. Holiday lighting in the United States alone uses enough electricity to power 200,000 homes for up to a year. If all the decorative […]Click here for more →
Want To Save Money On Your Electric Bill?
On February 3, 2016 By Christopher Lipman
The Cook County Department of Environmental Control will present a free Lunch & Learn Series.
Bring your electric bill, enjoy light refreshments and learn about:
New programs to save money and energy with your Smart Meter Home weatherization and energy efficiency programs Rebates and freebies on in-home devices and appliances How to spot issues or mischarges […]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 →
Pilot Sites Sought for Cook County Community Solar Project
On November 6, 2015 By Christopher Lipman
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 […]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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