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Illinois expands air quality messaging to help residents stay safe during high risk days

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have established new Illinois-specific guidelines for issuing air quality messages to the public to provide additional guidance for public health measures. The Illinois EPA is incorporating all 14 sectors where air quality is forecasted in Illinois into the[Read More…]

County releases 2021 sustainability report

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released the 2021 Cook County Sustainability Report on Friday, April 22, highlighting the county’s efforts to support healthy and resilient communities that thrive economically, socially and environmentally. Since 2010, emissions from county-owned buildings have been reduced by 40%, according to the report. In 2020,[Read More…]

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Village of Flossmoor pledges to preserve the monarch butterfly; Green Commission makes educational video

The Flossmoor Green Commission is working to help reinvigorate the Monarch butterfly population in Illinois with preparations for milkweed gardens, and an informational video for the public showing the stages of a butterfly that was prepared by a Homewood-Flossmoor High School student. In February, at the suggestion of the Green[Read More…]

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Recycling kits help educate students remotely

Homewood Disposal recycling kits have helped local kids learn about environmental responsibility through the pandemic. (Provided photo) Though classroom teaching has mostly been virtual this past year, Homewood Disposal did not slow down on implementing recycling education. The company distributed Recycling Education Toolkits to the communities it serves so students[Read More…]

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