Author Archives: Elizabeth Meschewski

Adding Metrics to your Governor’s Award Application

Even though metrics are not required for your Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award application, it is still a very good idea to add them to your application. By adding metrics to your application, it allows for application evaluators to truly see … Continue reading

2016 Annual Waste Conference

ISTC will be co-sponsoring the 2016 Annual Waste Conference: Changing Landscape of Waste Management in conjunction with the Air and Waste Management Association Lake Michigan States Section (A&WMA-LMSS).   The conference will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, from … Continue reading

The Road to a Great IL Governor’s Sustainability Award Application

If your organization has done a lot in the name of sustainability – from projects that save money and resources to initiatives that strengthen the people and communities you work for – what are you waiting for? The Illinois Governor’s … Continue reading

PPCPs in the Environment Conference – Registration Open!

Registration for the Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in the Environment conference is open now until March 18, 2016! We are expecting an excellent conference with a wide range of topics from detecting PPCPs in the environment, education on … Continue reading

New Employment Opportunities at the Prairie Research Institute

ISTC is a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Prairie Research Institute (PRI) also houses the IL Natural History Survey, IL State Archaeological Survey, IL State Geological Survey, and IL State Water … Continue reading

2016 Teacher Workshop on PPCPs in the Environment

ISTC and the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant will be hosting a teacher workshop on pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the environment. PPCPs encompass thousands of chemicals found in fragrances, cosmetics, over-the-counter drugs, and human and veterinary medicines. The U.S. … Continue reading

2015 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Awards Ceremony

On October 27th, 2015, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center awarded nineteen organizations with an Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award – an Award that recognizes an elite group of committed leaders reducing environmental impact, contributing to the growth of a more sustainable … Continue reading

Watershed Management Online Training

Interested in learning more about water resources? The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) offers a self-paced online training program in watershed management. There are 15 core modules (listed below) which the trainee must complete to receive the Watershed … Continue reading

Leap into Sustainability

Leap year does not come around very often – only every four years. Therefore, this auspicious occasion might be a great time to leap into some sustainability projects for your home or business! Here are a few sources to get … Continue reading

What to do with Wood Waste – Research & Conference

From lumber and paper to building and shipping, wood can be used in a wide variety of ways. But with all those different applications comes many different waste streams including wood itself as a waste product. ISTC has partnered with … Continue reading