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Meeting Name: Environmental and Sustainability Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/11/2018 10:45 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
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18-0313 2 ADOPTION OF THE SUSTAINABILITY & CLIMATE RESILIENCY PLANResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION ADOPTION OF THE SUSTAINABILITY & CLIMATE RESILIENCY PLAN WHEREAS, over one hundred years ago, visionary leaders had the foresight to create the Forest Preserves of Cook County (hereafter the “Forest Preserves”) with the mission “to acquire, restore and manage lands for the purpose of protecting and preserving public open space”; and WHEREAS, Illinois has experienced a one-degree Fahrenheit increase in average annual temperature since the beginning of the 20th Century; and WHEREAS, recent climate projections published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other scientific organizations, predict that if global emissions of greenhouse gases continue to rise, historically unprecedented warming is anticipated in the Midwest region in the next few decades; and WHEREAS, along with a projected rise in annual temperatures, studies also project that the Midwest region likely will experience increased events of extreme precipitation during winter and spring, and intense summer droughts; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves is oneapprovePass Action details Video Video