Category Archives: Education

Free Green Lunchroom Challenge Kickoff Workshop & Training, Sept. 17

A free kickoff workshop and training for the Green Lunchroom Challenge, a voluntary competition among K-12 schools to improve the sustainability of their food service operations, will be held on Thursday, September 17 in the Stephen J. Warner conference room … Continue reading

Chambana Science Cafe Fall 2015 Schedule Announced

The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology co-sponsor the Chambana Science Café, a monthly seminar series that brings scientists to the public to talk about their research in an informal … Continue reading

Illini Gadget Garage Hours Set, Courses Begin

In case you missed it, check out the UI News Bureau coverage of the Illini Gadget Garage project. Thanks to Jodi Heckel for helping spread the word!   As noted in this article, the Gadget Garage will open to the … Continue reading

PPCPs and the Environment

Have you ever wondered what happens to your medicine, face cream, or shampoo after you use them? The human body absorbs some of these pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), but not all. What goes unused after we use the … Continue reading

Could meat production cause pharmaceutical and hormone pollution in lakes and streams?

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy eating a big juicy steak as much as the next person. But you’ve got to wonder: How was this animal raised? Where does its waste go as it is creating that delicious steak? What … Continue reading

Where to donate your used stuff in Champaign-Urbana

There are many non-profit organizations in the Champaign-Urbana area that accept donations all year. This post will be updated as new information becomes available. Contact the author with suggestions.   Courage Connection Courage Connection provides housing and supportive services for … Continue reading

Illini Gadget Garage Discussion, Wednesday, August 5th

Members of the UI sustainable electronics campus consortium and other interested parties are invited to attend a meeting at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, Aug. 5th at ISTC to learn more about and discuss the Illini Gadget Garage project. The project team … 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

Locating sustainability information using ISTC’s LibGuides

LibGuides is a web 2.0 platform that librarians use to create topical guides to help their users find information. It combines the best features of social networks, wikis, and blogs into one package. Librarians can incorporate RSS feeds, video, web links, … Continue reading

Green Lunchroom Challenge to Assist IL Schools with Food Waste Prevention, Reduction

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, food production represents 10 percent of the total US energy budget, uses 50 percent of US land, and accounts for 80 percent of the freshwater we consume–yet, 40 percent of food in the … Continue reading