Hanover Park Becomes Silver Level Clean Air Counts Community
Release date: Wednesday, June 23, 2010
At the June 17th Village Board Meeting, Village President Craig presented the Clean Air Counts Silver Level Recognition Award to the Environmental Committee. The Village of Hanover Park is a proud participant in Clean Air Counts (CAC), an innovative, voluntary approach to reducing smog-causing emissions in the Chicago metropolitan region to achieve compliance with standards of the federal Clean Air Act and to improve air quality in our community. The Village has achieved silver status participation in the Clean Air Counts Community Campaign for its dedication to improving air quality.
By implementing programs such as a household recycling event, energy efficient lighting installation and Earth Hour participation, the Village is making a visible difference.
Joining Clean Air Counts means individuals and/or organizations are making a commitment to undertake voluntary efforts to reduce smog in the Chicago region. CAC adopters assess opportunities to reduce emissions and conserve energy in areas related to transportation, energy, operations and maintenance, and development. Adopters also agree to simple, annual reporting about their efforts so that the Campaign can quantify members' efforts.
Clean Air Counts is a six-county Chicago regional initiative of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region V, City of Chicago and Illinois EPA. It seeks significant reductions in smog-forming pollutants and energy consumption.