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

 

 

  

Recycle-It Map

Looking for places to recycle in Will County?


View Permanent Collection Sites in a larger map

Too small for you? Click here for the full version!

-- ~ -- 

 

Green News, Tips & Fun Facts

Sunny Hill may get energy from the Sun
Will County is competing for state funding this fall to bring a solar-powered rooftop to its Adult Detention Facility or the county-owned Sunny Hill...
 

Upcoming Green Events

Battery Collection Event in Frankfort
Event's details
August 29, 2015-August 29, 2015

Time:08:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Interstate Battery will accept all types of batteries at this event. Interstate will make a donation to the Frankfort Township Food Pantry for the following: CAR BATTERIES, MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES and BOAT (MARINE) BATTERIES.
 
 (08:30 AM - 01:30 PM)
Sharefest 2015: Recycle, Donate, HHW
Event's details
September 12, 2015-September 12, 2015

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Spencer Trail School, New Lenox, IL-IL


Recycling foam plastic, scrap wood, carpet (4ft rolls), carpet padding, electronics, donating clothing, textiles and home goods, book drive, food drive, scrap metal collection, Household Hazardous Waste collection, (Due to growing demand, the giveaway will be done the following Saturday!)
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Sharefest 2015 - Giveaway Day
Event's details
September 19, 2015-September 19, 2015

Time:09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location: Spencer Trail School, New Lenox, IL-IL


Sharefest organizers will have clothing, shoes, blankets, toys, bicycles, household items, small furnishings, medical accessories (walkers, etc) books, and more to give away for FREE. There will be a Health & Safety Fair, FREE health screenings, a Blood Drive and much more on the third Saturday of September at Spencer School in New Lenox!
 
 (09:00 AM - 01:00 PM)
2015 Household Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection in Wilmington
Event's details
October 24, 2015-October 24, 2015

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Wilmington City Hall, Wilmington, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids in the parking lot of the Wilmington City Hall, just off Rt 53.
 
 (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

© 2010 Will County EEC. All Rights Reserved|Web site design and development by Americaneagle.com
Site Map|Terms & Conditions|Privacy Policy|Contact Us