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EESPs Project Committee meets on the second Wednesday of the month, 9:00 am- 10:00 am; 5533 N. Broadway Check here for any change. The meetings are open. Join us and volunteer to work in your area of interest.
Interested in helping Edgewater do more energy efficiency retrofits: contact Tom Murphy-email: email@example.com
Get information on how to make your building comfortable while saving money, check the following links for tax credits and rebates. For residential buildings:
Information for buildings with 2 units & up can be found at:
A booklet with tips on saving energy and money for homes is available to download or purchase at: *http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/energy_savers.pdf _________________________________________
CONSORTIUM OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO NEGOTIATE ALTERNATIVE TO STYROFOAM
In January, 2014 Leslie Fowler, the Director of Nutrition Support Services for Chicago Schools,announced that within 24 months, students will be carrying their food on an “affordable alternative” to Styrofoam food trays at a cost reduced by pooling the purchasing power of six cities With 250,000 students, this will eliminate 35 million styrofoam lunch trays thrown away each year, a health hazard & environmental problem. EESP agrees with this position, but little information has been released since the announcement, therefore, in 2015 will initate a task force to monitor progress and support solutions via CPS and our public officials. Loyola University announced it uses alternative products for student mealas and various Edgewater restaurants have made that change. Stryofoam is not recyclable, does not break down and may have health consequences because of its ingredients. __________________________________________ SUSTAINABLE CHICAGO 2015 ACTION AGENDA
The Sustainable Chicago Plan is organized into the following seven categories deemed critical to the city'a sustainability. It identifies actions needed to reach specific goals by 2015.
For More details on the Chicago 2015 Action Agenda click this link: http://www.chicagosustainability.org __________________________________________
____________________________________________ ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION PASSED IN 2014 State Senator Heather Steans, 7th District Sponsored or Co-Sponsored the following environmental measures
EESP Focus Areas:
US DoE-Energy Savers
PHARMACEUTICAL DISPOSAL DROP BOXES
The pharmaceutical disposal drop box program is now available at all Chicago police stations to allow for the proper disposal of expired & unused prescriptions & over-the-counter drugs. In Edgewater residents should go to the 24th District or 20th District locations.
The main goals of the program are to help avoid unintended use; reduce or prevent recreational pharmaceutical use & keep contaminants out of our waste water and public waterways. By using the police facilities as drop-off locations, controlled substances can be deposited safely & destroyed under the observation of law enforcement officials.
Renewable Energy Links
Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA)
Illinois Renewable Energy Association (IREA)
Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Illinois Wind Power
Clean Air Links
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