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New Sustainable Materials Roadmap Hopes to Curtail Waste Generation in Cook County

February 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

In the Great Lakes region, Illinois comes in second in the unenviable race for which state can generate the most garbage. The problem is exacerbated in Cook County, which falls well below national averages in both waste mitigation and rate of recycling. For environmental and financial reasons, these problems must be addressed.
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Bringing Sustainability to Cook County

September 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By Deborah Stone, Chief Sustainability Officer, Cook County
Tony Dover, Energy Manager, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development
Barbara Maloof, Public Information Officer, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development

Cook County is the second most populous county in the United States, home to both the largest single-site jail and the second largest public health system in the nation. Under the leadership of Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County is making significant investments in sustainability through an inventive approach to energy management and financing.
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