What other environmental initiatives, if any, do you propose?

Eco-Sustainability

I propose each community create a buy-back program in their respective wards and the
monies collected from each neighborhood would go to advancements in that area i.e.,
resurfacing parks, purchasing garbage cans, establishing a community center, offering
after school programs, and maintaining a polished and well-kept neighborhood

I think we should increase our program of residential recycling efforts

Our drinking water must be safeguarded. I would support additional protections for Lake Michigan, such as a ban on fracking or other types of drilling within the water table affecting the Great Lakes.
I support tighter restrictions on petcoke and other pollutants. For profit polluters are not welcome in the City of Chicago. We should not allow corporations to benefit at the detriment to the health of our residents.

I intend on lobbying for an ordinance to add a deposit to all plastic and glass beverage containers.
Tis initiative has worked very well for aluminum cans and would work in efforts of recycling and
keeping a clean environment.

The city should support alternative energy, such as retrofitting city buildings like schools
with passive and active solar systems, investing in a fleet of electric vehicles, and off shore wind turbines. If the city actively participated in such examples it would serve as a
powerful example to encourage our residents to participate.

No response provided

I will fight to ensure that our Lakefront is protected and continues to be an engine of
recreation and tourism.
I also believe we must encourage green infrastructure to address the urban flooding that has become more common.

Working with local groups like the North River Commission, Urban Wildlife Coalition, Friends of
the River and others I will make it a priority in the Ward to address concerns around our natural
resources in the parks, the forest preserves and in our back yards.

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Chevette A. Valentine IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

Wind Mills, Quality water and air
testing, clean air initiatives and more.

Working with local groups like the North River Commission, Urban Wildlife Coalition, Friends of
the River and others I will make it a priority in the Ward to address concerns around our natural
resources in the parks, the forest preserves and in our back yards.

I would support efforts to build high-speed rail throughout the state and in the Midwest. I would
also advocate for a more robust citywide recycling program. Finally, I would support passage
of the CMAP Model Water Use Conservation Ordinance.

I am currently working with
environmental groups on proposed modifications to the ordinance regulating diesel emissions.
Locally, I formed an organization known as the 49th Ward Green Corps which is built on the idea
of putting the passions of one person or a small group into action with the muscle of other Green
Corps members and friends, environmental experts, and my office. As a result, a number of
exciting environmental initiatives were undertaken, such as cloth bag giveaways at neighborhood
fruit markets and grocery stores, workshops on green roofs and winterizing your home and a
community "free swap" weekend with a warehouse full of items being exchanged by hundreds of
neighbors, and diverting those otherwise unused items from our landfills.

I am fully supportive of continuing to enable and expand alternative means of transportation within a 5 mile radius of downtown. This includes protected bike lanes, CTA route enhancement and reliability. This infrastructure enhancements will also reduce congestion and urban reliance on fossil fuels. As an active member of Bike Walk Lincoln Park and an avid bike rider, I am a huge fan of alternative modes of
transportation.

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Joseph J. Moseley II IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

N/A

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We need a city wide, comprehensive program to begin converting sidewalks, alleys a streets to permeable pavements. In addition, we need to look at ways to provide low cost leasing of wind and solar untis to
residential home owners throughout the city.

I’m a strong supporter of the Millennium Reserve, which will preserve and enhance open space
and the environment on the Far South Side.

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Michael E. LaFargue IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

Promote Green Ideas as follows. Which is a part of a environmental proposal from my community
boad of directors:
Interior concrete walls the absorb sun light heat all day radiate warmth at night.
Community gardens improve eviromental issuses.
The results are in—Chicago may have a reputation for being “green,” but when it comes to actual park space; the city
has fewer parkland acres per resident than does any of the nine other biggest U.S. cities, and Chicago ranks third
lowest among all 56 major cities.
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
 Pervious Concrete Pavement http://www.perviouspavement.org/. Pervious concrete
pavement is a unique and effective means to address important environmental issues,
and support green, sustainable growth. By capturing storm water and allowing it to seep
into the ground, porous concrete is instrumental in recharging groundwater, reducing
storm water runoff, and meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) storm
water regulations. In fact, the use of pervious concrete is among the Best Management
Practices (BMPs) recommended by the EPA—and by other agencies and geotechnical
engineers across the country—for the management of storm water runoff on a regional
and local basis. This pavement technology creates more efficient land use by eliminating
the need for retention ponds, swales, and other storm water management procedures. In
doing so, pervious concrete has the ability to lower overall project costs on a first-cost
basis.
• Solar Heated Side Walk, Parking Lots and Roads. To eliminate the cost and noise of
pushing snow, the parking lot can be heated by solar panel cable, heated antifreeze
tubes or the technology described at http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/17/solarroadways-the-company-to-build-solar-panel-parking-lot-top-transportation-stories/.
Solar roads have been a dream of countless clean tech lovers for a while now; and,
there’s actually a company with the name Solar Roadways. Environmentalists have
written about the potential of solar roads and solar bike lanes a number of times over the
years, but there’s news out now that Solar Roadways has received a $750,000 grant from
the Federal Highway Administration to build a parking lot in Idaho paved with solar
panels, the most practical application of the idea heard, by this writer, of in the U.S.
*Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/17/solar-roadways-the-company-tobuild-solar-panel-parking-lot-top-transportation-stories/#xAcPsDl7EAMhJ85m.99
Energy Efficient Lighting for Parking Lots http://www.enviroasis.com/parkinglots/.
Parking Lots are an excellent candidate for Energy Efficient upgrades, primarily
because most new technologies are designed to last 50,000 hours (LED) to 100,000
hours (Induction), effectively eliminating the amount of labor required to service the
lighting systems. Thus there are tremendous maintenance savings to be achieved in
retrofitting or replacing Parking Garage lights. Additionally, Parking Lots typically use
older, inefficient Metal Halide or High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps where light
levels have depreciated significantly and visible light levels have dropped below
minimum acceptable levels. Immediate benefits with fast paybacks include but are
not limited to: energy savings of 50% or more; high quality light output; reduced
maintenance operation; and sensors/controls for dimming and further energy savings.
 Self-Cleaning Public Rest Rooms
Our community has a problem with public urination. There are no rest rooms for people
in or around the transit terminal. To remedy this problem, we suggest public urinals be
made available to the public. Milan, Italy — There is a revolutionary new urinal on the
market from Italian-based designer Young Sang Eun that doubles as a toilet with the
push of a button, according to Dvice.com, it is considered the Ultimate Clean Toilet. It is
self-cleaning thanks to a built-in ultraviolet (UV) light system and steam that sterilizes the
unit after each use, the story stated.
Other IDEAS for A Park and Ride – Station (FROM MY COMMUNITY PROPOSAL)
 WCCA conducted three community (3)
surveys. • The September 2012 survey revealed that a mixed use park and ride with a
day care/office space /coffee shop on the north side of 95th street may be acceptable. •
The September 2013 survey revealed a park and ride situated on the northwest side of
Abbott Park may be acceptable. Either would include a pedestrian bridge over State
Street to the Terminal. (See Survey Results Appendix C)
The following environmentally positive suggestions should also be considered.
 Recycled Glass Epoxy Flooring
http://www.everlastepoxy.com/recycled_glass_epoxy_flooring.html
EVERLAST Flooring and/or EVERLAST Epoxy Eco Flooring are the environmentally
friendly solutions for facilities, in that, it is made from recycled glass bottles and a
recycled content certificate can be provided for LEED projects. Everlast Eco Epoxy floor
has the same properties as Everlast Floors. The only difference in their formulation is
recycled glass bottle chips being replaced with marble chips. The resin is identical, for
durable and attractive floors.
 Photovoltaic Solar Cells that Turn Windows into a type of Solar Panel
UCLA researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell advancement toward
giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still
allowing people to see outside. Their study appears in the journal - ACS Nano. The
UCLA team describes a new kind of polymer solar cell (PSC) that produces energy by
absorbing mainly infrared light, not visible light, making the cells nearly 70% transparent
to the human eye. They made a device from a photoactive plastic that converts infrared
light into an electrical current. "These results open the potential for visibly transparent
polymer solar cells as add-on components of portable electronics, smart windows and
building-integrated photovoltaic and in other applications," said study leader Yang, a
UCLA professor of materials science and engineering, and director of the Nano
Renewable Energy Center at California Nano Systems Institute..

No response provided

We have a problem of housing being overbuilt on open space, and flooding that results. Collection of rainwater, or feeding of rainwater back into permeable surfaces rather than drains should be encouraged as much as possible. The preservation of open space should also be encouraged and incentivized as an important part of our built environment as well as a part of our community quality of life.

? Invest in organic farming and
acquire more buildings that are naturally renewing the energy themselves even if they need to be
rehabbed to accommodate the organic farms. They will be organic farm buildings that will have
aquaponic and aeroponic farms. Vertical farming will be in the farms as well to create local
greens and fish to the city. We already have the largest indoor organic farming building in the
nation. I would want to invest in several other buildings to promote a greener and healthier
lifestyle for all.

We have been successfully fighting against the construction of a new metal shredder in Pilsen,
planned and authorized across from Benito Juarez H.S. This is a pet project of the incumbent
Danny Solis who has taken $53,000 in contributions from the proponent, a company with a
criminal and environmental record. We filed a complaint against the city’ decision, so the project
remains in limbo.

Michael E. LaFargue IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

Promote Green Ideas as follows. Which is a part of a environmental proposal from my community
boad of directors:
Interior concrete walls the absorb sun light heat all day radiate warmth at night.
Community gardens improve eviromental issuses.
The results are in—Chicago may have a reputation for being “green,” but when it comes to actual park space; the city
has fewer parkland acres per resident than does any of the nine other biggest U.S. cities, and Chicago ranks third
lowest among all 56 major cities.
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
 Pervious Concrete Pavement http://www.perviouspavement.org/. Pervious concrete
pavement is a unique and effective means to address important environmental issues,
and support green, sustainable growth. By capturing storm water and allowing it to seep
into the ground, porous concrete is instrumental in recharging groundwater, reducing
storm water runoff, and meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) storm
water regulations. In fact, the use of pervious concrete is among the Best Management
Practices (BMPs) recommended by the EPA—and by other agencies and geotechnical
engineers across the country—for the management of storm water runoff on a regional
and local basis. This pavement technology creates more efficient land use by eliminating
the need for retention ponds, swales, and other storm water management procedures. In
doing so, pervious concrete has the ability to lower overall project costs on a first-cost
basis.
• Solar Heated Side Walk, Parking Lots and Roads. To eliminate the cost and noise of
pushing snow, the parking lot can be heated by solar panel cable, heated antifreeze
tubes or the technology described at http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/17/solarroadways-the-company-to-build-solar-panel-parking-lot-top-transportation-stories/.
Solar roads have been a dream of countless clean tech lovers for a while now; and,
there’s actually a company with the name Solar Roadways. Environmentalists have
written about the potential of solar roads and solar bike lanes a number of times over the
years, but there’s news out now that Solar Roadways has received a $750,000 grant from
the Federal Highway Administration to build a parking lot in Idaho paved with solar
panels, the most practical application of the idea heard, by this writer, of in the U.S.
*Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/17/solar-roadways-the-company-tobuild-solar-panel-parking-lot-top-transportation-stories/#xAcPsDl7EAMhJ85m.99
Energy Efficient Lighting for Parking Lots http://www.enviroasis.com/parkinglots/.
Parking Lots are an excellent candidate for Energy Efficient upgrades, primarily
because most new technologies are designed to last 50,000 hours (LED) to 100,000
hours (Induction), effectively eliminating the amount of labor required to service the
lighting systems. Thus there are tremendous maintenance savings to be achieved in
retrofitting or replacing Parking Garage lights. Additionally, Parking Lots typically use
older, inefficient Metal Halide or High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps where light
levels have depreciated significantly and visible light levels have dropped below
minimum acceptable levels. Immediate benefits with fast paybacks include but are
not limited to: energy savings of 50% or more; high quality light output; reduced
maintenance operation; and sensors/controls for dimming and further energy savings.
 Self-Cleaning Public Rest Rooms
Our community has a problem with public urination. There are no rest rooms for people
in or around the transit terminal. To remedy this problem, we suggest public urinals be
made available to the public. Milan, Italy — There is a revolutionary new urinal on the
market from Italian-based designer Young Sang Eun that doubles as a toilet with the
push of a button, according to Dvice.com, it is considered the Ultimate Clean Toilet. It is
self-cleaning thanks to a built-in ultraviolet (UV) light system and steam that sterilizes the
unit after each use, the story stated.
Other IDEAS for A Park and Ride – Station (FROM MY COMMUNITY PROPOSAL)
 WCCA conducted three community (3)
surveys. • The September 2012 survey revealed that a mixed use park and ride with a
day care/office space /coffee shop on the north side of 95th street may be acceptable. •
The September 2013 survey revealed a park and ride situated on the northwest side of
Abbott Park may be acceptable. Either would include a pedestrian bridge over State
Street to the Terminal. (See Survey Results Appendix C)
The following environmentally positive suggestions should also be considered.
 Recycled Glass Epoxy Flooring
http://www.everlastepoxy.com/recycled_glass_epoxy_flooring.html
EVERLAST Flooring and/or EVERLAST Epoxy Eco Flooring are the environmentally
friendly solutions for facilities, in that, it is made from recycled glass bottles and a
recycled content certificate can be provided for LEED projects. Everlast Eco Epoxy floor
has the same properties as Everlast Floors. The only difference in their formulation is
recycled glass bottle chips being replaced with marble chips. The resin is identical, for
durable and attractive floors.
 Photovoltaic Solar Cells that Turn Windows into a type of Solar Panel
UCLA researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell advancement toward
giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still
allowing people to see outside. Their study appears in the journal - ACS Nano. The
UCLA team describes a new kind of polymer solar cell (PSC) that produces energy by
absorbing mainly infrared light, not visible light, making the cells nearly 70% transparent
to the human eye. They made a device from a photoactive plastic that converts infrared
light into an electrical current. "These results open the potential for visibly transparent
polymer solar cells as add-on components of portable electronics, smart windows and
building-integrated photovoltaic and in other applications," said study leader Yang, a
UCLA professor of materials science and engineering, and director of the Nano
Renewable Energy Center at California Nano Systems Institute.

Carlos Ramirez-Rosa IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

Our city’s motto is “Urbs in Horto,” Latin for “City in a Garden.” I believe the City Council and the 35th Ward should live up to those words. As Alderman, I will support the expansion of public transportation and dedicated bike lanes, introduce legislation to divest our city’s funds from fossil fuels, fight to lower the cost of the CTA, so everyone can afford public transportation, work with the Park District and community groups to create community gardens and additional parks and recreation space.

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Nothing now

Susan Sadlowski Garza IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

candidate's responce

LEED certification should be a requirement on all new public buildings and should be
encouraged for other major developments.

I propose that continue to promote
the creation of community gardens, especially on unused/foreclosed City owned property.

I support all initiatives that are for making our city more green and energy efficient.

A tax credit for purchasing a low emission/ high mileage automobile

Stephen Niketopoulos IVI-IPO 2015 Chicago City Council

I’d like to see a Green caucus in city hall to address the natural resources, like cleaning the river.

No response provided

I encourage all new or rehabilitated buildings in the 20th ward to have green
components. In addition, I’m a co-sponsor of the proposal that would put an automotive fuel with 15% ethanol, E15, into Chicago’s gas stations.

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In addition to steps mentioned in
Q. 77, my ward has pioneered such promising initiatives as blue cart recycling, solarpowered
trash compactors and the Recycle Bank program that uses recycling points to
reward individuals and schools.

That the city requires power
companies to generate at least 20 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by
2020. Government should lead the way. By 2020, all new government buildings or major
rehabs would be carbon neutral, helping to fight global warming and butting millions the
city spends each year on lighting, cooling and heating