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

Spring 2024 Recyclepalooza: Hazardous Waste, Electronics, Wood, & More Collection Event
Event's details
April 27, 2024-April 27, 2024

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. Wood, Scrap Metal, Foam and Donations of clothing, books, toys, cookware. Appointments taken through Friday at 9am. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle, 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. Volunteers needed.
 
 (April 27, 2024 08:00 AM - April 27, 2024 03:00 PM)
2024 Textile, Shoe & Home Good Collection
Event's details
May 06, 2024-May 10, 2024

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building Parking Lot, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building PARKING LOT Monday through Friday during normal business hours. This event will accept clean clothing, blankets, tablecloths, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Small home goods in working condition will also be accepted each day.
 
 (May 06, 2024 08:30 AM - May 10, 2024 04:30 PM)
2024 Textile, Shoe & Home Good Collection
Event's details
May 06, 2024-May 10, 2024

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building Parking Lot, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building PARKING LOT Monday through Friday during normal business hours. This event will accept clean clothing, blankets, tablecloths, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Small home goods in working condition will also be accepted each day.
 
 (May 06, 2024 08:30 AM - May 10, 2024 04:30 PM)
2024 Textile, Shoe & Home Good Collection
Event's details
May 06, 2024-May 10, 2024

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building Parking Lot, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building PARKING LOT Monday through Friday during normal business hours. This event will accept clean clothing, blankets, tablecloths, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Small home goods in working condition will also be accepted each day.
 
 (May 06, 2024 08:30 AM - May 10, 2024 04:30 PM)
Compost Bin & Rain Barrel - Pick-Up May 9
Event's details
May 09, 2024-May 09, 2024

Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rain Barrels and Compost Bins are excellent ways to reduce and conserve in your home or at your office. Will County has partnered with The Conservation Foundation to offer these items. Place an order online by May 5 and pick-up on May 9 from the parking lot at The Conservation Foundation in Naperville.
 
 (May 09, 2024 09:00 AM - May 09, 2024 12:00 PM)
2024 Textile, Shoe & Home Good Collection
Event's details
May 06, 2024-May 10, 2024

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building Parking Lot, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building PARKING LOT Monday through Friday during normal business hours. This event will accept clean clothing, blankets, tablecloths, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Small home goods in working condition will also be accepted each day.
 
 (May 06, 2024 08:30 AM - May 10, 2024 04:30 PM)
2024 Textile, Shoe & Home Good Collection
Event's details
May 06, 2024-May 10, 2024

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building Parking Lot, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building PARKING LOT Monday through Friday during normal business hours. This event will accept clean clothing, blankets, tablecloths, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Small home goods in working condition will also be accepted each day.
 
 (May 06, 2024 08:30 AM - May 10, 2024 04:30 PM)
Compost Bin & Rain Barrel - Pick-Up May 10
Event's details
May 10, 2024-May 10, 2024

Time:08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Rain Barrels and Compost Bins are excellent ways to reduce and conserve in your home or at your office. Will County has partnered with The Conservation Foundation to offer compost bins and rain barrels. Simply order online by May 5 and pick-up on May 10 from the parking lot of County Office Building in Joliet..
 
 (May 10, 2024 08:00 AM - May 10, 2024 01:00 PM)
Beecher Electronics, Hazardous Waste & Motor Oil Collection Event
Event's details
May 11, 2024-May 11, 2024

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM

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 11, 2024 08:00 AM - May 11, 2024 03:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event 2024
Event's details
May 31, 2024-June 02, 2024

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This event is FREE of charge and a great place to find children's books as well as many more!. Plicher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive
Joliet, IL, 60432
Signs will be posted.
 
 (May 31, 2024 09:00 AM - June 02, 2024 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event 2024
Event's details
May 31, 2024-June 02, 2024

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This event is FREE of charge and a great place to find children's books as well as many more!. Plicher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive
Joliet, IL, 60432
Signs will be posted.
 
 (May 31, 2024 09:00 AM - June 02, 2024 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event 2024
Event's details
May 31, 2024-June 02, 2024

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This event is FREE of charge and a great place to find children's books as well as many more!. Plicher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive
Joliet, IL, 60432
Signs will be posted.
 
 (May 31, 2024 09:00 AM - June 02, 2024 04:00 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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