Monthly Archives: November 2015

Take a Good Look at the Bad Old Days, and How Science Saved the Future

The 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) gathered together many of the original leaders of the effort to get a handle on hazardous pollution in the environment.   It was a valuable window into the spirit … Continue reading

Green Lunchroom Challenge Webinar, 11/18: School Food Donation

Are you an IL school or district administrator, nutritionist, educator, or parent interested in food donation as part of your school’s food waste reduction strategy? Join the Green Lunchroom Challenge for a free webinar, Wednesday, November 18, from 3-4 PM … Continue reading

Fluorescent Food Coloring Suggests Cheap Tag for Fracking Water Tracking

A multi-disciplinary team at the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a quick and inexpensive technique to screen for water contamination from fracking oil recovery operations. The technique targets fluorescent compounds in the “produced” … Continue reading

U of Illinois Power Plant Proposed as Testbed for Major Carbon Capture Advance

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected a multi-national team led by the University of Illinois to develop a proposal for retrofitting the University’s Abbott Power Plant in order to capture the CO2 emissions. The team includes the Illinois Sustainable … Continue reading

Sustainable Electronics Campus Consortium Meeting 11/17: Update on Illini Gadget Garage Project

The Sustainable Electronics Initiative (SEI) is an ISTC project focused on the development and implementation of a more sustainable system for designing, producing, using, and managing electronic devices. Part of SEI is the coordination of a loose group of staff, … Continue reading

Biochar 2016

The United States Biochar Initiative (USBI) will be hosting the Biochar 2016 conference at CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis, OR on August 22-25, 2016. The special topic for this conference is “The Synergy … Continue reading