Category Archives: Technical Assistance

Focus on Food Waste: Recent and Upcoming Food Waste Events

Interested in ways to fight food waste in your organization or community? Be sure to check out these upcoming events, as well as archived resources from recent events. Upcoming Events US EPA Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: New Tool … Continue reading

Toxics Reduction and Sustainability in Paper Manufacturing

Pulp and paper manufacturing companies usually are very resource-intensive and utilize large quantities of water and wood in their operations. In order to help them be more sustainable as well as reduce operational costs, the NY State Pollution Prevention Institute … Continue reading

ISTC WatcH2O Program Provides Water Efficiency, Conservation Assistance

A considerable amount of energy is used to treat and deliver water on a daily basis. Due to the rising cost and impact of that process, ISTC has made a deep commitment to work with organizations in looking for ways … Continue reading

Now There Is an ‘I’ in Green, Art, and Krannert

“Are you responsible for this?” asked a man hurrying by and pointing to a massive Block-I sculpture in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts lobby. “Great job!”   Hursh Hazari and Nahid Akarm, first-time artists of monumental found object … Continue reading

Leap into Sustainability

Leap year does not come around very often – only every four years. Therefore, this auspicious occasion might be a great time to leap into some sustainability projects for your home or business! Here are a few sources to get … Continue reading

Four Ways ISTC Can Help Your Organization Zero-In on Zero Waste

This article was written by Shantanu Pai  for Linked In Pulse.   For over three decades, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center’s (ISTC) staff of engineers and scientists have provided a variety of cost-effective, sustainable material management services.   ISTC has enabled organizations … Continue reading

2014 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award Winner: Nestle Jacksonville

In early 2013, Nestlé’s Jacksonville environmental network set a goal to have their factory achieve zero waste to landfill by the end of that year. The network worked with representatives from all four beverage factories – Jacksonville, IL, Freehold, NJ, … Continue reading

Green Your Office, Join the Challenge

Registration is now open for the 2016 Illinois Green Office Challenge (IGOC), a friendly competition to see which Illinois organization can accumulate the most points by conserving energy and water, reducing waste, and saving money.   The competition will launch … Continue reading

New case study: Replacing Solvent with Aqueous Detergent at a Small Metal Fabricator

ISTC’s technical assistance engineers worked with a small metal fabricating company to change from a solvent based parts cleaning process to a water-based alternative.   The change resulted in the elimination of 29 drums of solvent (1,600 gallons); reduced VOC … Continue reading

Ten: 10 Days of ISTC; Anniversary Presentation Video

Videos of presentations at ISTC’s anniversary event provide a fascinating look at problems of pollution contamination in Illinois and how the Center contributed to the clean up. Links to the videos will be made available over the next two weeks … Continue reading