Friday, September 30, 2016

Blue Island Goes Green

‘Blue Island Goes Green’ – an initiative to develop and implement environmentally-friendly programs and projects that enhance local community and economic development.

Greenest Region Compact
On September 11, 2007, the Blue Island City Council passed a resolution adopting the Compact and agreed to join the regional effort to improve the metropolitan Chicago region’s environment.

CFL Distribution

E-Recycling
On 10/04/2008, the City of Blue Island hosted 1 of 4 Electronics (E) Recycling events sponsored by South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA), Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and VintageTech Recyclers. The E-Recycling events gave South Suburban communities the opportunity to recycle outdated or unusable electronic items, such as computers, computer monitors, cable/wires, laptops, printers, phones, cameras, DVD/VCR players and video games.   

Response to the event was extremely positive.  In just 4 hours, we collected 59 computers, 71 monitors, 2 tvs and 1,885 lbs of miscellaneous electronics – 5,626 pounds in total!  Visit the VintageTech website to learn more about how the collected electronics are recycled.

Please visit our ‘Blue Island Goes Green’ website for more information.

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Additional Resources

ComEd CARE: Customers Affordable Reliable Energy
ComEd’s energy education and assistance program for residential and business customers. Get a breakdown of your current energy use at your home or business and learn easy ways or strategies to reduce energy use and save money.

Metropolitan Mayor’s Caucus: Greenest Region Compact
The Greenest Region Compact is a voluntary initiative of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (approved July 9, 2007) to improve the region’s air, water and land, reduce greenhouse gases, minimize waste, and reduce energy consumption through a series of environmental actions.

  • Resolution N0. 07-325: A Resolution Endorsing the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus’ Greenest Region Compact
  • Metropolitan Mayors Caucus: Greenest Region Compact
  • Greenest Region Strategies: Best Management Practices Workbook