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3 magic words to mute 'sustainababble'

4.16.14

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Abstract: The latest P2 Impact column is now available at GreenBiz.com. John Mulrow of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center explains how three magic words can mute "sustainababble" and clarify the progress that organizations are making to become more sustainable.


Registration open for ISTC's Sustainability Teacher Workshop

3.14.14

Contact: Kirsten Walker at khw@illinois.edu

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Abstract: The ISTC Sustainability Teacher Workshop is designed to introduce sustainable technologies into the classroom. Each year a different topic related to sustainable research will be featured with the opportunity to collaborate with other teachers of similar grade levels to produce an NGSS compatible learning unit related to that technology. CPDUs will be available through the University of Illinois. This year's sustainability topic is biochar (a byproduct of pyrolysis). Teachers will participate in an experiment using scientific methodology to determine the effect of biochar on an agricultural crop.


ISTC now accepting applications for the 2014 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards

3.10.14

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Abstract: The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards. The application deadline is close of business on May 22, 2014.


Plastic shopping bags make a fine diesel fuel, researchers report

2.12.14

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Abstract: Plastic shopping bags, an abundant source of litter on land and at sea, can be converted into diesel, natural gas and other useful petroleum products, ISTC researchers report.


Subject homes needed for garage contaminant research

1.13.14

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Abstract: The Indoor Climate Research and Training program at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center is conducting research funded by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), on contaminant transport from attached garages to adjacent indoor living spaces. We are looking for five (5) subject homes in Champaign County that have an attached garage which is regularly used to park one or more operable vehicles.


Official state scientists appointed on Prairie Research Institute Day

12.10.13

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Abstract: Kishore Rajagopalan is one of seven Illinois state scientists that have been officially appointed for the first time after Gov. Pat Quinn signed the University of Illinois State Scientific Surveys Act on Aug. 14.


Why younger minds will solve the e-waste crisis

11.13.13

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Abstract: In the latest P2 Impact column, Joy Scrogum of ISTC describes how sustainability education is key to solving the e-waste problem.


Environmentally friendly energy discovered in wood biochar

11.7.13

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Abstract: For the past two years, Junhua Jiang, senior research engineer, and a team of researchers at the University's Illinois Sustainable Technology Center have been studying wood biochar supercapacitors as an electrochemical source of power.


Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards

11.6.13

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Abstract: The second annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards recognize excellence and innovation, both in products and services that provide companies with environmental and energy benefits, and in the top projects implemented by companies (or client companies) that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line. Products or projects identified by our judges as exemplary examples of innovation will be named Top Products or Projects of the Year, based on evaluation criteria set out below. Our judging panel consists of renowned experts from companies including LNS Research, Microsoft, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Citigroup, Honeywell Aerospace, GlaxoSmithKline, Owens-Corning, and others, as well as some well-known industry consultants. Entry fee: $597 for first entry, $450 for each additional entry Early Bird entry fee: $497 for first entry, $350 for each additional entry Early Bird Deadline: November 22, 2013 Final Deadline: December 13, 2013


Illinois Organizations Honored for Achievements in Environmental Protection

10.30.13

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Abstract: Twenty-seven Illinois companies and organizations were honored for their significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future, and improving the economy. The Governor's Sustainability Awards were presented by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) during a ceremony in Peoria. ISTC is a unit of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois.


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