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Proposed Changes to Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Would Give County New Tools to Protect the Environment

By at September 12, 2013 | 9:32 am | 0 Comment

Proposed Changes to Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Would Give County New Tools to Protect the Environment

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced an ordinance that would give Cook County significant new tools and information to increase recycling, prosecute fly-dumping and reduce thefts of metal and other valuable materials from public and private property. Overall, the proposed ordinance contains provisions designed to protect public health and more...

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Waste Not: Advancing Commercial Food Scrap Collection in the Chicago Area

By at October 9, 2012 | 9:55 am | 0 Comment

Waste Not: Advancing Commercial Food Scrap Collection in the Chicago Area

From the Friday, October 5 edition of Cook County Sustainability: Cook County’s Solid Waste Management Plan Update, approved earlier this year, tasks the County with continuing to decrease the amount of waste we are sending to landfills.  As a part of this effort, The Cook County Department of Environmental Control has partnered with other counties in the more...

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County’s Energy Reduction Initiative earns national achievement award

By at June 3, 2012 | 5:34 pm | 3 Comments

County’s Energy Reduction Initiative earns national achievement award

Cook County earned a national achievement award for saving a whopping $2.5 million dollars in energy costs. The award was presented in May by the National Association of Counties in recognition of Cook County’s successful efforts to significantly reduce energy consumption. The county won in the category of “Environmental Protection and Energy” for its innovative more...

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Cook County’s Provident Hospital Earns Important LEED Environmental Rating

By at April 19, 2012 | 3:30 pm | 7 Comments

Cook County’s Provident Hospital Earns Important LEED Environmental Rating

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that Provident Hospital has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver certification status, an important environmental rating given to eco-friendly buildings that meet rigorous sustainability standards. Provident Hospital is now a more sustainable facility that will operate more...

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Cook County Defeats Chicago In “Battle of the Bulbs” Environmental Challenge

By at April 19, 2012 | 1:32 pm | 6 Comments

Cook County Defeats Chicago In “Battle of the Bulbs” Environmental Challenge

Cook County is the new champion of the kilowatt-crushing “Battle of the Bulbs” competition, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today. The energy reduction challenge pitted the Cook County Building against the City of Chicago City Hall. While the buildings are connected, they have separate addresses, HVAC systems and fire alarm systems. The goal 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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