Author Archives: Elizabeth Meschewski

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

What Sweet Beginnings – 2014 Gov’s Awards Winner

Hidden behind a gas station off of I290 in the North Lawndale neighborhood, the North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN) resides. Inside this former duplex lies a bustling employment and training center, natural skin care products and honey production facility, and … Continue reading

Get Ready for Pollution Prevention Week 2015

September 21 – 27, 2015, is Pollution Prevention (P2) Week. The United States Environmental Protection Program has many resources for businesses and researchers on pollution prevention practices and funding opportunities. Consider having a P2 week fair or celebration at your … Continue reading

Reminder: ISTC @ Urbana’s Market at the Square Sept. 12

ISTC will be at Urbana’s Market at the Square in the community groups section discussing proper medicine disposal and our research on pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the environment on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Check out our recent … Continue reading

ISTC @ iSEE Water Congress Sept. 14-16, 2015

ISTC will participate next week in the U of I’s Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) second annual international conference titled  “Water Planet, Water Crises? Meeting the World’s Water-Food-Energy Needs Sustainably”.  The iSEE Water Congress is set for Sept. … Continue reading

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

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