Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sustainability Seminar Series Fall 2015: Water Quality & Water Conservation

The ISTC Sustainability Seminar series continues this fall with the theme “Water Quality and Water Conservation.” The series kicks off with a talk by Walt Kelly of the Illinois State Water Survey titled “State & Regional Water Supply Planning in … Continue reading

Researcher Spotlight: Shantanu Pai

Shantanu Pai is an assistant sustainability researcher at ISTC working in the Zero Waste Illinois program, which assists in waste diversion and pollution prevention benefits for Illinois business, industry, and government. He joined ISTC in 2013.   Shantanu graduated from … Continue reading

Free Green Lunchroom Challenge Kickoff Workshop & Training, Sept. 17

A free kickoff workshop and training for the Green Lunchroom Challenge, a voluntary competition among K-12 schools to improve the sustainability of their food service operations, will be held on Thursday, September 17 in the Stephen J. Warner conference room … Continue reading

Chambana Science Cafe Fall 2015 Schedule Announced

The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology co-sponsor the Chambana Science Café, a monthly seminar series that brings scientists to the public to talk about their research in an informal … Continue reading

Illini Gadget Garage Hours Set, Courses Begin

In case you missed it, check out the UI News Bureau coverage of the Illini Gadget Garage project. Thanks to Jodi Heckel for helping spread the word!   As noted in this article, the Gadget Garage will open to the … Continue reading

Governor’s Sustainability Awards Morning Keynote Panel: Shaping the Future of Production

Clients, shareholders, and consumers continue to pressure businesses, product manufacturers, and suppliers to produce products that reduce resource use while improving process and equipment efficiency. In addition, utility and raw material prices will continue to rise, as demand increases with … Continue reading

Speaker Bio: Kyle Kietzmann

Kyle Kietzmann is the co-owner of Bell Racing USA LLC and Head Protection Technologies LLC. Kietzmann is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Bell Racing USA LLC, the world’s premier auto racing helmet company. Bell Racing specializes in designing, … Continue reading

Speaker Bio: Kate Zerrenner

Kate Zerrenner, one of the panelists for “Shaping the Future of Sustainable Production” at the 29th Annual Governor’s Awards, is a Climate and Energy Project Manager with the Environmental Defense Fund’s US Climate and Energy Program and is based in … Continue reading

PPCPs and the Environment

Have you ever wondered what happens to your medicine, face cream, or shampoo after you use them? The human body absorbs some of these pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), but not all. What goes unused after we use the … Continue reading

The Energy-Water Nexus: Overview with the Environmental Defense Fund

The long-standing division between energy and water considerations is particularly evident in the case of energy and water management.  Energy is used to secure, deliver, treat and distribute water, while water is used (and often degraded) to develop, process and … Continue reading