Author Archives: Elizabeth Meschewski

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

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