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Environmental Control and South Suburban College Sponsor Prescription Drug Take-back in South Holland

By at April 13, 2012 | 8:32 am | 7 Comments

Environmental Control and South Suburban College Sponsor Prescription Drug Take-back in South Holland

On Monday, April 16th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and South Suburban College is sponsoring a free Prescription Drug Take-back program.  This event is a low-cost, high-value opportunity to tackle a critical environmental issue.  The EPA has asked people not to flush old medications, as trace elements have been found in more...

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Preckwinkle, Commissioner Murphy Announce Completion of Innovative Wind Turbine Project

By at April 11, 2012 | 1:18 pm | 4 Comments

Preckwinkle, Commissioner Murphy Announce Completion of Innovative Wind Turbine Project

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today marked the completion of the Lynwood Wind Study Project, a unique partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, Cook County and the Village of Lynwood that led to the construction of two different models of wind turbine and a data center. The newly completed turbines will provide several opportunities for the more...

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Cook County Approves Solid Waste Management Plan

By at April 3, 2012 | 3:14 pm | 12 Comments

Cook County Approves Solid Waste Management Plan

Today the Cook County Board approved President Preckwinkle’s Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) for suburban Cook County, the first plan generated in 12 years.  The SWMP outlines the county’s current level of waste generation, disposal and recycling, and makes recommendations for improvement. President Preckwinkle’s 2012 Plan reimagines traditional solid waste more...

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Dept. of Environmental Control and Calumet Township Sponsor Prescription Drug Take-back in Calumet Park

By at March 27, 2012 | 9:40 am | 7 Comments

Dept. of Environmental Control and Calumet Township Sponsor Prescription Drug Take-back in Calumet Park

On Friday, April 6th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Calumet Township is sponsoring a free Prescription Drug Take-back program.  This event is a low-cost, high-value opportunity to tackle a critical environmental issue.  The EPA has asked people not to flush old medications, as trace elements have been found in more...

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Preckwinkle Launches Sustainability Advisory Council

By at March 7, 2012 | 12:06 pm | 10 Comments

Preckwinkle Launches Sustainability Advisory Council

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the formation of the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council (CCSAC) which will be co-chaired by Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO of ComEd, and Chris Kennedy, past President of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. The Sustainability more...

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2011 Cook County Solid Waste Management Plan Update

By at January 9, 2012 | 8:25 am | 7 Comments

2011 Cook County Solid Waste Management Plan Update

As Directed by State Statute, the Cook County Solid Waste Plan is being updated and is now available in draft form for review and comment. The Plan Update will be the subject of a public hearing. An interactive summary of the report recommendations is presented below. A public hearing on the updated plan will take place on Wednesday, February 1st at 1 pm, in more...

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IIT Partners with Cook County to Increase Campus Sustainability with Installation of Composter

By at October 14, 2011 | 12:42 pm | 2 Comments

IIT Partners with Cook County to Increase Campus Sustainability with Installation of Composter

The Department of Environmental Control helped IIT mark another milestone in the university’s efforts to reduce the amount of trash leaving campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new campus composter on Friday, September 30. Through a partnership which included efforts by student groups, a university-sponsored IPRO, the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy more...

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Wednesday, September 14th is an Air Pollution Action Day

By at September 14, 2011 | 1:37 pm | 0 Comment

Wednesday, September 14th is an Air Pollution Action Day

The Partners for Clean Air and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency are issuing an Air Pollution Action Day alert for the Chicago Metropolitan area for Wednesday, September 14th. The impacted area includes Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties in Illinois. This is the fifth Air Pollution Action Day for 2011. This measure is more...

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