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Applications now being accepted for 2011 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Awards

The University of Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is now accepting applications for the 2011 Governor’s Sustainability Awards. The Center, in cooperation with the Office of the Governor, has honored organizations for their efforts in sustainability and pollution prevention since … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Announces Launch of i6 Green Challenge to Promote Clean Energy Innovation and Economic Growth

The U.S. Department of Energy joined with the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) and its Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship today to announce the opening of the $12 million i6 Green Challenge, which will also be conducted in … Continue reading

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DOE, Interior Department Announce New Solar Decathlon Site

Via EERE. DOE and the Department of the Interior announced on February 23 that DOE’s Solar Decathlon 2011 will be held beginning in late September at the National Mall’s West Potomac Park. The competition—featuring 20 highly efficient solar homes designed … Continue reading

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EPA Recognizes Campuses for Use of Combined Heat and Power

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing three facilities with the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) award for simultaneously producing electricity and useful thermal energy from a single energy source, such as natural gas, biomass, coal, or … Continue reading

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Young Eco-Hero Awards

Deadline: February 28, 2011 Action For Nature seeks applications for its 2011 International Young Eco-Hero awards. Cash prizes available for 8 to 16 year-olds for their outstanding accomplishments in environmental advocacy, environmental health, research or protection of the natural world. … Continue reading

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Judges Needed for We Can Change the World Challenge

Would you be interested in becoming involved in a new high school scholarship competition that challenges students to create sustainable, reproducible, energy-related environmental improvements that can be replicated around the globe? Discovery, the Siemens Foundation, and the College Board are … Continue reading

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Igniting Creative Energy Competition

Deadline: March 4, 2011 Entries postmarked by February 18 will qualify for additional early bird prizes. The National Energy Foundation and Johnson Controls, a global leader in providing energy efficient solutions in buildings, invite K-12 students to submit innovative ideas … Continue reading

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Dell and the University of Texas Empower Young Social Entrepreneurs

Dell and the University of Texas at Austin’s RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service are working together for the fifth consecutive year to help fuel the entrepreneurial spirit of the best and brightest young minds with the 2011 Dell … Continue reading

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EPA’s Game Day Challenge Tally: 11 Midwest Universities Divert 130,0000 Pounds of Waste from Landfills

Read the full story from U.S. EPA. The results are in:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 Game Day Challenge college football competition diverted 130,000 pounds of waste material from landfills in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.  This achievement … Continue reading

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American Chemical Society Unveils International Year of Chemistry Calendar Contest

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is offering students, teachers and others the chance to win cash cards and an iPad, iPod Touch and iPod Nano in a contest to fill in empty dates in its popular IYC-365 online calendar. Called … Continue reading

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