Author Archives: Lauren Quinn

About Lauren Quinn

Lauren Quinn is an ecologist, writer, and editor, and is currently acting as a technical editor for the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.

September 8 is Protect Your Groundwater Day!

You may not realize it, but you are standing on a lake. If you are reading this in East Central Illinois, you are standing a few feet above the Mahomet Aquifer, an underground water supply that spans 14 counties. Similar … Continue reading

ISTC Electronics Management Earns Gold Recognition

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center earned “gold” recognition from the State Electronics Challenge (SEC) for its environmentally-responsible electronics purchasing, use, and recycling decisions in 2014.   Responsible electronics management comes naturally to the ISTC, with its Sustainable Electronics Initiative (SEI) … Continue reading

New book cautions against the use of invasive biomass crops

Across the globe, efforts are being made to find sustainable, renewable, and economically-viable sources of energy. Here in the U.S., Congress passed a mandate in 2007 (the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS) that requires refiners to blend an increasing quantity … Continue reading