REPORT OF THE COMMIT
The Board of Commissioners of
Chairman Silvestri, Commissioners Beavers, Gainer, Gorman and Peraica (5)
Vice Chairman Steele and Commissioner Moreno (2)
Commissioner Sims (1)
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Your Committee on Environmental Control
of the Board of Commissioners of Cook County met pursuant to notice on
Your Committee has considered the following item and upon adoption of this report, the recommendations are as follows:
COOK COUNTY CLEAN AND GREEN (PROPOSED RESOLUTION). Submitting a Proposed Resolution sponsored by Deborah Sims, County Commissioner.
WHEREAS, the Cook County Board seeks to protect its employees and preserve the natural environment; and
WHEREAS, President Barack Obama has made the environment and energy a priority by introducing a $150 billion plan to create green jobs and energy independence; and
WHEREAS, Green Seal (GS-37) is the most
recognized certifier of green cleaning products in the
WHEREAS, there is substantial evidence showing that GS-37 approved cleaning supplies are not harmful to one’s health and do not release toxic fumes as do conventional chemical products; and
WHEREAS, conventional cleaning products and GS-37 certified cleaning products are comparably priced; and
WHEREAS, GS-37 certified products are readily available to Cook County suppliers, vendors and anyone who wishes to purchase them; and
WHEREAS, pre-measured and concentrated cleaning products offer substantial help to the environment, reduce shipping costs, increase available storage space, prevent waste and increase accountability among Cook County Board employees.
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Environmental Control on
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Commissioner Gainer, seconded by Commissioner Beavers moved to Receive and File Communication No 299723.
Commissioner Silvestri and Commissioner Sims will meet with Kevin Givens (Director of Environmental Control) to revise the proposed resolution.
Following discussion, Commissioner Gainer, seconded by Commissioner Beavers, moved to Defer consideration of (Comm. No. 299723). The motion carried.
Chairman Silvestri asked the Secretary to the Board to call upon the registered public speakers, in accordance with Cook County Code, Sec. 2-108(dd):
1. George Blakemore – Concerned Citizen
Commissioner Gainer moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Commissioner Beavers. The motion carried and the meeting was adjourned.
YOUR COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS
WITH REGARD TO THE MATTERS NAMED HEREIN:
Communication Number 299723 Deferred
Committee on Environmental Control
Peter N. Silvestri, Chairman
Matthew B. DeLeon, Secretary
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the Office of the Secretary to the Board,