County Green Committee

GREEN TEAM 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

 

 

  

Green News, Tips & Fun Facts

Upcoming Green Events

Rain Barrel Webinar - April 2021 with The Conservation Foundation
Event's details
April 12, 2021-April 12, 2021

Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Keep rain where it falls! In this webinar, you will learn how rain gardens and rain barrels help you conserve water and protect our local streams and rivers. Learn what a rain garden is and how to use one to solve water issues in your yard, as well as how to correctly hook up and use a rain barrel.
 
 (April 12, 2021 01:00 PM - April 12, 2021 02:00 PM)
Joliet Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
April 17, 2021-April 17, 2021

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , Joliet, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. All participants must make an APPOINTMENT. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle, maximum 15 gallons of paint, and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all residents of any communities partially within Will County.
 
 (April 17, 2021 08:00 AM - April 17, 2021 03:00 PM)
Composting Webinar offered by Will County's Environmental Educator
Event's details
April 23, 2021-April 23, 2021

Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Learn how to start or improve a backyard compost. If you don't have the space to compost in a backyard, learn how worms can help you compost in your home. This one hour webinar presentation covers the basics for both the novice and the experienced. Sign up today.
 
 (April 23, 2021 01:00 PM - April 23, 2021 02:00 PM)
Channahon Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
May 15, 2021-May 15, 2021

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , Joliet, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. All participants must make an APPOINTMENT. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle, maximum 15 gallons of paint, and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all residents of any communities partially within Will County.
 
 (May 15, 2021 08:00 AM - May 15, 2021 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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