Author Archives: Elizabeth Meschewski

Obama Bans Microbeads

On January 4, 2016, President Obama signed into law a bill that bans production and sale of microbeads in certain products. This national law comes only a year and a half after Illinois became the first state to ban the … Continue reading

8 Easy Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions

  Aah….the New Year’s resolution. Whether it was exercising, dieting, crafting, getting out doors, or cleaning more frequently, it always seems that life took over and I was back to doing the bare minimum just to make it through the … Continue reading

Illinois Rivers Research – New Publication

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) manages the Illinois Hazardous Waste Research Fund (HWRF) which is used to sponsor grants for projects focused on pollution prevention, reduction of contaminants, water conservation, and other environmental issues of importance to the State.. … Continue reading

Tips for a 2015 Waste-Free Holiday

Imagine a simple holiday season without a bunch of stuff to clean up in the end. You might think that it can only happen in your dreams, but it is easier than you might think. Take a look at the … Continue reading

Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in the Environment Conference

Want to learn more about latest research on emerging contaminants in the environment? Come check out the Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in the Environment Conference hosted by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), in conjunction with Illinois-Indiana Sea … Continue reading

Pharmaceutical & Personal Care Products in the Environment Consortium Meeting

The Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products Consortium is hosted by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) and is open to anyone who is conducting research on pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and/or hormones in the environment or related topics. Meetings are … 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

Interview with Kyle Kietzmann – Bell Racing USA

Have you ever worn a bicycle helmet, or a football helmet in your younger years? Used an Easton baseball bat ever? Well then you’ve probably heard of BRG Sports.   BRG Sports is a leading designer, developer and marketer of … Continue reading

Navistar Inc. & NOW Foods Added to Morning Symposium

Have you ever wondered how companies continually improve upon their sustainability initiatives or how they convince management to invest in renewable energy, or high capital sustainability improvements? Join us for our “Where are they now? Past Award Winners Progressing on … Continue reading

New Speakers Added to the Governors Sustainability Awards!

We are thrilled to have added three wonderful speakers to the 29th Annual Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award Ceremony line-up. ISTC has been working to add diversity in speakers from industry and business type. This year’s Morning Symposium will not just … Continue reading