Category Archives: IL Governor’s Sustainability Awards

Take a Good Look at the Bad Old Days, and How Science Saved the Future

The 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) gathered together many of the original leaders of the effort to get a handle on hazardous pollution in the environment.   It was a valuable window into the spirit … Continue reading

My Green, Galena — Past Governor’s Sustainability Award Winner

The City of Galena is known for its grand, historic downtown district, rolling hills, and beautiful fall colors. What most people don’t know is that they are sustainability leaders, both in their region and within the state. From their leadership … Continue reading

Interview with Kyle Kietzmann – Bell Racing USA

Have you ever worn a bicycle helmet, or a football helmet in your younger years? Used an Easton baseball bat ever? Well then you’ve probably heard of BRG Sports.   BRG Sports is a leading designer, developer and marketer of … Continue reading

Navistar Inc. & NOW Foods Added to Morning Symposium

Have you ever wondered how companies continually improve upon their sustainability initiatives or how they convince management to invest in renewable energy, or high capital sustainability improvements? Join us for our “Where are they now? Past Award Winners Progressing on … Continue reading

New Speakers Added to the Governors Sustainability Awards!

We are thrilled to have added three wonderful speakers to the 29th Annual Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award Ceremony line-up. ISTC has been working to add diversity in speakers from industry and business type. This year’s Morning Symposium will not just … Continue reading

Interview with Kate Zerrenner – Environmental Defense Fund

To highlight our speakers at the Governor’s Sustainability Awards Ceremony, we asked them to answer a few short questions to give a sneak peak into their presentation before the event. Kate Zerrenner, Climate and Energy Project Manager for the Environmental … Continue reading

Past Governor’s Award Winner: City of Arcola

In this humble farming community, rich with Amish heritage and home to the founder of Raggedy Ann dolls, ISTC found a wind turbine, solar panels on city hall, and a community that was excited to be taking the lead in … Continue reading

P2 Week Spotlight: Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Awards

This year not only marks ISTC’s 30th anniversary, it is also the 25th anniversary of the Pollution Prevention Act. Pollution Prevention (P2) Week, celebrated during the third week of September each year (September 21-27, 2015),  highlights the efforts of EPA, … Continue reading

Producing a Sustainable Event: Governor’s Awards Ceremony

The 2015 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Awards Ceremony is ISTC’s premiere event, highlighting public and private entities who have gone above and beyond the standard method of business and incorporated sustainability throughout their organization. We strive to create a zero-waste, low … Continue reading

What Sweet Beginnings – 2014 Gov’s Awards Winner

Hidden behind a gas station off of I290 in the North Lawndale neighborhood, the North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN) resides. Inside this former duplex lies a bustling employment and training center, natural skin care products and honey production facility, and … Continue reading