IDOT awarded for being 'green' - – Rockford’s News Leader

IDOT awarded for being 'green'


Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider announces they have received a 'Green Government' award from The Illinois Green Government Coordinating Council.

The award based on three sustainable efforts:

  • IDOT's annual Rain Barrel Design contest
  • A study with the University of Illinois to test the possibility of energy crop production in IDOT right-of-ways
  • The development of an asphalt which uses recycled rock and gravel

"We are thrilled to receive this prestigious acknowledgement of our environmental protection efforts," said Secretary Schneider. "Governor Quinn is committed to being a strong leader in
conservation, efficiency and environmental citizenship and IDOT is proud to continue to work
diligently to be a part of the solution."

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