Thursday, October 27, 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

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 The E-Recycling events gave South Suburban communities the opportunity to recycle outdated or unusable electronic items, such as computers, computer monitors, cable/wires, laptops, printers, phones, cameras, DVD/VCR players and video games.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.


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