Press & Articles 2009

 


Wednesday, December 22, 2009

Newly Redesigned Chicago Climate Action Plan Website Launches Today with Innovative Features and Tools.
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Mayor Richard M. Daley today announced that the City of Chicago will use $7.425 million in funds received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to create nearly 300 community-based green jobs for the hard-to-employ, including the formerly incarcerated over the next two years.
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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mayor Richard M. Daley today launched the Chicago Urban Forest Agenda, which outlines goals for understanding, protecting and expanding the tree canopy and "urban forest" throughout City’s streets, parks and residential areas.
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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Chicago City Council passed an ordinance to amend the existing air quality ordinance. These amendments are intended to help improve air quality throughout the city.
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Saturday, October 10, 2009

City Receives Almost $15 Million in Federal Economic Stimulus Funding to Expand Use of Alternative Fuels, Vehicles
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Friday, August 7, 2009

The Chicago Department of Environment (CDOE) has received Community Development Block Grant-Recovery Act (CDBG-R) funds to administer the newly-developed Community Green Jobs and the Green Job Work Experience and Job Training Programs. Learn More >>

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

City of Chicago Department of Environment, Global Philanthropy Partnership and the Center for Neighborhood Technology release “Chicago’s Guide to Completing an Energy Efficiency & Conservation Strategy"
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Urban Living Helps Curb Global Warming, While Cutting Personal Transportation Costs
CNT study compares emissions of city, suburban households
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fourteen More Invasive Plants are Illegal in Chicago
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

City Applauds Latest Additions of Green Hotels
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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Mayor Daley Helps Celebrate Million Pounds Collected at Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Green Office Challenge Program Launch
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Earth Hour 2009
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Press inquiries should be directed to Larry Merritt, Public Information Officer for the Chicago Department of Environment. (312)744-5716 larry.merritt@cityofchicago.org

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