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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.

Pollution Prevention Week – Sept. 15-21

This year marks the 24th anniversary of the federal Pollution Prevention Act, which declares: “pollution should be prevented or reduced at the source whenever feasible.” This week is Pollution Prevention (P2) Week where the EPA features achievements in making pollution prevention a … Continue reading

New ‘Lessons Learned’ Offered on Sustainability Successes

ISTC has posted recent case studies or fact sheets on its website developed by its Technical Assistance Group. They are also available on IDEALS, the University of Illinois’ Institutional repository. They illustrate victories by leading companies and organizations in E3 … Continue reading

Midwest Biochar Conference Approaches

There is just one more week to register for the Second Midwest Biochar Conference. The Illinois Biochar Group, with the help of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture as co-organizers, will present this look at … Continue reading

Midwest Biochar Conference

Biochar continues to fascinate researchers as a net-carbon negative fuel source and soil amenity which continues to surprise the scientific community. The Illinois Biochar Group, in conjunction with the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center at the University of Illinois and the U.S. … Continue reading

Series Focuses on Sustainability at Illinois EPA

Elmo Dowd, Associate Director of the Illinois EPA will speak on “Illinois EPA: Sustainability Practices for Air, Water and Land Protection, at 1 p.m. Friday, March 21 at ISTC. The event is part of the spring ISTC Sustainability Series on … Continue reading

Lightning Strikes Thursday at the I Hotel

The third Prairie Lightning Symposium will be held Thursday, March 20 at the I Hotel and Conference Center.  The symposium features five-minute lighting talks from forty of your colleagues from across the Prairie Research Institute. Like previous symposia in 2011 … Continue reading