Author Archives: Jim Dexter

About Jim Dexter

Communications Coordinator, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

U of I Awarded Second Santucci Greenovation Award for Reducing Solid Waste

The University of Illinois received its second Greenovation Award July 28 from Kimberly-Clark Corporation for its leading role in supporting the recycling of nitrile gloves in its laboratories, kitchens and housing facilities. One of Kimberly-Clark Professional’s RightCycle program’s top performing … Continue reading

Water Expertise at U of I Gathered into New Information Hub

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) launched a new addition to their website on July 30 titled “Water at Illinois” to serve as an information hub for all the water-related research expertise available at the University of Illinois … Continue reading

Researchers Developing Nano-Scale Carbon ‘Scavengers’ As Solution for Oil Spills

ISTC is part of a multidisciplinary team awarded a research seed grant from the University’s Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) to develop carbon nano particles (CNP) as a more environmentally friendly technique for cleaning up oil spills.   … Continue reading

Cook County Recycling Helps Keep America Beautiful

A zero waste audit by ISTC for the Forest Preserves of Cook County led to an expansion of the parks’ recycling capabilities, thanks to a grant from the Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Recycling Bin Grant Program.   One of the … Continue reading

Free July 30 Event to Help Manufacturers Reduce Utility Costs

Please plan to join fellow manufacturers at 8-10 a.m. July 30th at S & C Electric in Chicago to learn more about incentive programs available for reducing utility costs.  This special event is being hosted by the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium and … Continue reading

Friday – Enjoy the Blues With a Side of Green

Thanks to the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts for adding a Green Fair to their evening of blues music on Friday, July 17. Come visit your sustainable technology friends from ISTC and other area organizations from 6:30-9 p.m. this … Continue reading

Bioenergy Investments Bode Well for Green Economic Growth

There is increasing interest in biofuels not only to lessen dependency on foreign oil but also to promote sustainable fuels and the growth of a greener economy.  ISTC’s researchers currently are exploring greener alternatives for fuels used in the automotive … Continue reading

Student-Staff Leadership Boosts U of I Campus Recycling Record

People at the University of Illinois who care about recycling think about changing human behavior. They wonder how to make the distinction between the landfill bin and the recycle bin so convenient and so obvious that even the most stressed … Continue reading

ISTC Laboratories Contribute to Biomedical Breakthrough

Labs at ISTC participated in a biomedical breakthrough by Beckman Institute faculty who developed a fast and inexpensive way to produce carbon nanoparticles. Measurements by John Scott, ISTC senior chemist, helped demonstrate that the particles can carry payloads of pharmaceutical … Continue reading

PCB Expert to Update Legacy and Emerging Issues at A&WMA Union League Club

Amanda Hughes, one of the star experts at the Prairie Research Institute’s Sept. 17 workshop on “PCBs and Their Impact in Illinois” will be the special guest speaker at the Air & Waste Management Association, Lake Michigan States Section June Environmental Breakfast … Continue reading