Category Archives: Institute Highlights

Avian Knowledge Network (AKN)

The Avian Knowledge Network (AKN) is a partnership of people, institutions and government agencies supporting the conservation of birds and their habitats based on data, the adaptive management paradigm, and the best available science. AKN partners act to improve awareness, … Continue reading

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New Citizen Science LibGuide published

The Prairie Research Institute Library has a new Citizen Science LibGuide available. Citizen science allows volunteer non-scientists to participate in data collection and analysis for scientific projects. The guide includes links to existing projects, both nationally and in Illinois. For … Continue reading

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McConkey appointed to FEMA Technical Mapping Advisory Council

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as mandated by the mandated by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, has established the Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC), “tasked with developing recommendations for FEMA’s flood mapping program to ensure that flood … Continue reading

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New Resilient Cities LibGuide published

The librarians at the Prairie Research Institute Library have developed a new guide to assist communities with becoming more resilient in the face of a changing climate and other threats. The guide includes information on: strategies for identifying and responding … Continue reading

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Illinois Sustainable Technology Center’s One Billion Gallon Challenge Announces First Research / Technology Demonstration Grants for Illinois

Four water research projects were announced Friday, May 30 – the first steps toward a goal of saving one billion gallons of water in Illinois. American Water Corp., Carus Corp., Loyola University and the city of Urbana have been awarded … Continue reading

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New Behavior Change and Sustainability resource now available

The Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable has developed a new sector resource on Behavior Change & Sustainability. Subsections of the guide include consumer behavior; employee engagement; energy efficiency programs; measurement; research articles; and tools. Behavior change and sustainability is … Continue reading

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ISTC hosts Sustainability Film Festival during Earth Week

With funding from the UI Office of Public Engagement, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is hosting a Sustainability Film Festival during Earth Week on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Three documentaries will be screened at … Continue reading

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Prairie Research Institute Anniversary Lecture Series: Nunavut: Canada’s Frozen Territory on April 30

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:00 p.m. Lecture Beckman Auditorium of the Beckman Institute 405 N. Mathews, Urbana Free and open to the public Directions and Parking Information RSVP on the facebook event page. Speaker: Bill Shilts, Founding Executive Director of … Continue reading

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ISTC releases five new case studies

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center recently published five new case studies. They are: Governor’s Sustainability Award Case Studies C-U Mass Transit District J.L. Clark E3 Case Study American Standard Circuits, Inc. Zero Waste Case Studies City of Urbana Illinois Sustainable … Continue reading

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2014 Prairie Research Institute Science Camp

The Prairie Research Institute, along with the five scientific Surveys, is pleased to announce the 2014 Prairie Research Institute Science Camp. This STEM experience is a week-long day camp where high school juniors, seniors, and recent graduates have the opportunity … Continue reading

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