Monthly Archives: December 2017

Sustainability: A Force for Good in our Galaxy

WRITTEN BY: Katherine Gardiner ISTC staff   You may have heard that a new Star Wars movie came out last week. If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, don’t worry, we won’t spoil it for you. But it … Continue reading

New data summary reports from the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable

In 2015, the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) began a project to analyze data from U.S. EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), Greenhouse Gas Emissions database, and the Census Bureau’s County Business Patterns database to determine the impact of manufacturing on the economy … Continue reading

Rethinking the holidays

This post originally appeared on Environmental News Bits.   It’s that time of year again. The days are at their shortest, the temperature has plummeted (at least here in Illinois), and the stores are hitting all of us with messages to … Continue reading

Mr. Grinch says ‘demand fast, free shipping at all times’

What a wonderful world when we can shop online and get free two-day shipping.   What could be better?   From a climate perspective, perhaps slower is better.   More than thirty years of engineering have made passenger cars highly … Continue reading