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P2 Resources You Can Use

In the not-to-distant past, it was difficult to locate pollution prevention and sustainability information. Those days are gone. Now, we go to Google and we’re inundated. In this post, I’ll point you toward some resources that you may have forgotten … Continue reading

Calling All Parks! Get Your Green On

ISTC loves recycling. Last year our Zero Waste Program turned Forest Preserves of Cook County on to a great opportunity with the Keep America Beautiful / Dr. Pepper Snapple Park Recycling Infrastructure Grants. It was a nice boost to a … Continue reading

Five: 10 Days of ISTC; Anniversary Presentation Videos

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

Four: 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

Webinars on Sediment Remediation

Environmental researchers interested in the assessment and treatment of contaminated sediments may wish to tune into the new webinar series being offered by SERDP and ESTCP, Department of Defense’s environmental research programs. On Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 11 am … Continue reading

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

World Water Day – March 22

Now more than ever water is becoming a critical resource around the globe.  Increasing water shortages are predicted as more water is used by a growing world population and rainfall patterns are altered due to climate change.  A recent report … Continue reading

9 Ways to have a Waste Free Holiday

Reduce the quantity of food served. Holiday season means fun andfood with friends and family.  We all want to impress our guest with a lavish display of food but then we are left with the dreaded left overs. Don’t get … Continue reading

Add Sustainability to your Spring 2015 Class Schedule

As you’re thinking about classes for Spring 2015, consider adding sustainability to your schedule. Use our August post, “Tips for Greening Your Major,” as a starting point.