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Robbins TOD and industrial area planning

June 29, 2018 – 3:40 pm | 131 views
Robbins mwrd planning

From CMAP’s website:
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is working on a new plan to reduce flooding and create new recreational and economic opportunity in eastern Robbins near Midlothian Creek. Residents and …

Cook County receives U.S. EPA grants for south suburban communities

June 21, 2018 – 3:32 pm | 119 views
brownfield – abondoned landfill chgo-heights-water-tower

From Cook County Government news:
The Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability was awarded two brownfield grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
These grants will aid south suburban communities in assessing possible contamination on vacant or underused …

Mayors Caucus offers ComEd Energy Efficiency Program assistance

June 1, 2018 – 2:05 pm | 114 views
ComEd Energy efficient pgm

From Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Project Manager Brian Tomkins:
There are a wide variety of new ComEd Energy Efficiency program offerings for municipalities to reduce energy use and save money. Whether you have projects in mind, or …

May 23 webinar: Will Recycling Survive in your Community?

May 10, 2018 – 12:06 pm | 171 views

From the ICMA:
The North American recycling industry has long relied on export markets, such as China, to purchase commodities from processing facilities. Recently, China changed its acceptance criteria for imported recyclable commodities. The net effect …

Openlands TreePlanters Grants now available

May 10, 2018 – 11:10 am | 181 views
Openlands treeplanting

From Openlands:
Openlands TreePlanters Grants provide new trees to communities in the City of Chicago and the near south suburbs. The grants encourage resiliency both through planting trees and creating or reaffirming a network of neighbors …

Federal grants to study, clean potential contamination at sites in Ford Heights, Chicago Heights and Sauk Village

May 7, 2018 – 4:13 pm | 202 views

Cook County is in line for more than $1.3 million in federal grant money that will be used to evaluate and clean up brownfield sites in Ford Heights, Chicago Heights and Sauk Village.
The county’s department …

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation issues a request for proposals

April 27, 2018 – 11:57 am | 160 views
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation issues a request for proposals

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its Chi-Cal Rivers Fund, a public-private partnership that is working to restore the health, vitality, and accessibility of the waterways in the …

Southland offers variety of activities, events to honor Earth Day

April 12, 2018 – 3:54 pm | 176 views

As Earth Day approaches on April 22 Southlanders may be trying to figure out how to support clean air, land and water.
April 21 events include Earth Day Celebration at Utilities/Pubic Works Facility in Frankfort , …