From Edgewater 2020
Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project - Welcome
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued the above action plan. "Sustainable Chicago is organized into seven categories critical to the sustainability of the city. It sets twenty-four specific goals and identifies key actions to take to reach those goals by 2015. It is a clear commitment of what government needs to and will do. It is also a roadmap for how Chicagoans, at home and at work, can get involved. The seven sustainability categories are related and reinforce each other – success in one can lead to or amplify success in another.
For More details on the Chicago 2015 Action Agenda click this link: http://www.chicagosustainability.org
Awards Received by EESP
___________________________________________' 2013: Events & Activities'
Planning, Development & Transportation
Air & Water
US DoE-Energy Savers
Parks and Green Spaces
Cleaning the Neighborhood
Education & Public Awareness
PHARMACEUTICAL DISPOSAL DROP BOXES AVAILABLE IN EVERY CHICAGO POLICE STATION
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) in partnership with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) announced that its pharmaceutical disposal drop box program is now available at all Chicago police stations to allow citywide accessibility for the proper disposal of expired & unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Previously, drop boxes were located in just five police stations.
"Discarding our medication responsibly protects our waterways, our environment and our neighbors," said CDPH Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D. "Now that our drop boxes are available citywide, residents can stop throwing their medicine in the trash or down the drain & instead dispose of them in a safe & convenient way." Available year round 24-hours daily, Chicago's pharmaceutical disposal program offers residents a convenient & environmentally friendly alternative to flushing medicines into the wastewater stream or placing them in municipal landfills. The main goals of the program are to help avoid unintended use, reduce or prevent recreational pharmaceutical use and to keep contaminants out of public waterways.
By using the police facilities as a drop-off location, controlled substances can be deposited safely & destroyed under the observation of sworn law enforcement officials. Pharmaceuticals (non-controlled substances) also can be brought to the city's Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility at 1150 N. North Branch Street.
Links to Renewable Energy Resources & Information
Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA)
Illinois Renewable Energy Association (IREA)
Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
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