County Green Committee


committeeWill County launched its own internal Green Team in 2010. Members include at least one employee from each department across a variety of elected offices. The goal is to develop and implement a variety of goals to make Will County more energy efficient and a better steward of natural resources.

It is anticipated that the Green Team will:

Provide ideas and policy recommendations to the County Executive and the County Board to make Will County government more energy efficient and conservation oriented. This will be accomplished by working with County Departments and elected officials to establish achievable goals to reduce energy, waste disposal and water consumption, making Will County more sustainable and a model for other communities.

  1. Gather information from various departments and sources to establish a benchmark to know current energy usage and conservation practices.
  2. After gathering information, assess ways to reduce energy, waste consumption and water usage
  3. Provide recommendations and establish goals to make Will County more energy efficient and conserve our natural resources
  4. Implement energy efficiency and conservation recommendations
  5. Work with the Will County officials to implement a Long Term Energy Efficiency & Conservation Plan
  6. Become a model for other governmental entities, businesses and non-profit organizations for energy efficiency and conservation

Actual Steps taken for this process:

The following items are provided to assist businesses, schools and non-profits with establishing their own Green Teams and their own "green" goals.  Will County offers one example of the organizational framework to accomplish these tasks.

Preparing for the First Meeting

Green Team   Agenda 1st Meeting

Agenda for the 1st Meeting


Green Team   January Summary

Summary of the 1st Meeting

Green Team   March Agenda Image

Agenda for the 3rd Meeting


Green Team 4 screenshot

Summary of the 4th Meeting

 Green Team   May Agenda Image

Agenda for the 5th Meeting

Green Team Meeting 6  Recap 2011 06

Summary of 6th Meeting




Green Team   August Summary

Summary of 8th Meeting

Green Team   Hawkeye Presentation

Powerpoint Presentation on Active Energy System

Green Team   County Green Action Plan

Approved County Action Plan

Green Team   December 2011 Image

Summary of 11th Meeting


 Green Team 2012 02 Min Image

Summary of Feb. 2012 Meeting



Educating Employees - Building Awareness

Will County created 8.5 x 11 Table Top Displays for lunch rooms. Flyers are alternated monthly.

Lunchroom can poster Lunchroom turn off the light Lunchroom Hershey poster
Lunchroom plastic Lunchroom phone poster Lunchroom tabletop paper facts
Lunchroom turn off the monitor Lunchroom turn off the switch Lunchroom recycle your cans
lunchroom glass poster  There is No Away Lunchroom take the stairs
 Drink responsibly  If you can rip it, you can recycle it  A Rind is a Terrible Thing to Waste
 Recycling Saves Energy  Xmas worm PDF  Waste Free Lunch Breakroom Tips Image




Recycle-It Map

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Green News, Tips & Fun Facts

Upcoming Green Events

Pumpkin Pitch 2016 - Shred Documents & Catapult Jack-O-Lanterns
Event's details
November 05, 2016-November 05, 2016

Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Lewis University - Parking Lot South of the main entrance, Romeoville, IL-IL

Will County and Lewis University have partnered to offer the third annual Will County collection of pumpkins for recycling. From 9am to Noon on Saturday, Nov. 5, students, parents, and residents are encouraged to pitch their pumpkins and gourds! Staff from the County will be joined by the Farm Bureau and Unv of IL Ext office to measure distance and offer prizes! Physics students will be offering a catapult option to add some thrills.
Document Destruction will also be offered.
 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Braidwood Household Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
November 12, 2016-November 12, 2016

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Reed-Custer High School, Braidwood, IL-IL

Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all of residents of any communities partially within Will County (including all residents of Coal City, Diamond, Godley, etc).
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Will County Land Use Department
Will County - Land Use Department - Resource Recovery & Energy
58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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