Author Archives: Laura B.

About Laura B.

Laura L. Barnes is a librarian at the Prairie Research Institute Library, embedded at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, and writes for Environmental News Bits.

Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award application deadline is May 31

Applications for the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2013.  Please remember to submit your application by this date to be recognized for your environmental efforts.   Details and application information can … Continue reading

Position Opening: Director, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

Director Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Prairie Research Institute University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. For over 25 years, the Illinois … Continue reading

Two new ISTC publications

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center has published two new reports:   RR – 122 / Risks to Birds in the Lake Calumet Region from Contaminated Emergent Aquatic Insects / Soucek, David J.; Levengood; Levengood, Jeffrey M.; Gallo, Sue; Hill, Walter R.; … Continue reading

New Technical Report from ISTC now available

TR- 049 —  Use of Treated Effluent Water in Cellulosic Ethanol Production / Ramchandran, Divya; Singh, Vijay; Rajagopalan, Kishore; Strathmann, Timothy — Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2013. [available at http://hdl.handle.net/2142/42595].   The report is the result of … Continue reading

Webinar: Beyond Energy Efficiency: Behavior Change Tactics for the Pollution Prevention Community

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 2-3 pm Register at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/833280647   Join Susan Mazur-Stommen, Director of Behavior and Human Dimensions Program at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), to discuss what behavior change research tells us about how people … Continue reading