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Recycling containers added in forest preserves

7.23.15

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Biomedical breakthrough: Carbon nanoparticles you can make at home

7.7.15

Contact: Diana Yates at diya@illinois.edu

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Abstract: ISTC was a partner in research that found an easy way to produce carbon nanoparticles that are small enough to evade the body's immune system, reflect light in the near-infrared range for easy detection, and carry payloads of pharmaceutical drugs to targeted tissues.


State Electronics Challenge announces 2014 award winners

5.14.15

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Abstract: A dozen organizations have earned recognition for their efforts to purchase "green" electronics, reduce energy and paper use and responsibly divert e-scrap. The government and nonprofit organizations received awards through the State Electronics Challenge, a program managed by the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC). Those receiving awards for the first time include Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority, Chewonki Foundation, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center and the City of Fort Collins.


University of IL: New campus recycling bins aim to bring waste awareness

5.1.15

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Abstract: In an effort to make campus more eco-friendly and closer to a zero-waste initiative, 20 new recycling bins with standardized signage were installed on the Quad this month, making 30 total recycling/landfill stations. The project was completed by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC). According to the project's leader Bart Bartels, technical assistance engineer at ISTC, the center makes recommendations and completes projects aiming to reduce waste emissions on campus. This zero-waste initiative is part of the goal of the Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP), the University's mission to make campus carbon neutral by 2050.


US DOE Spotlights MEEA Research Team

5.1.15

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Abstract: Since 2009, MEEA has participated in the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America research program as a member of the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR). Alongside team lead Gas Technology Institute and other members such as Elevate Energy, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center and Future Energy Enterprises, MEEA has been spotlighted by the Building America program in their latest newsletter. PARR's central goal is to increase the quality and uptake of residential retrofits by demonstrating innovative, scalable and cost-effective solutions that enable market transformation.


A sustainable gem: The sixth Naturally Illinois Expo

5.1.15

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Abstract: This article provides an overview of the Prairie Research Institute's Naturally Illinois Expo, and includes quotes from ISTC's Bart Bartels, Beth Meschewski, and Nancy Holm. It also provides information about the Expo being a zero waste event.


Giving Sustainability a Hand

3.3.15

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Abstract:

ISTC Intern Madeline Kull is featured in the spring issue of Postmarks. http://news.illinois.edu/postmarks.html; like the U of I facebook post at https://www.facebook.com/illinois.edu/posts/10153276194669905


ISTC Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Governor's Sustainability Award

3.2.15

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Abstract: The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is now accepting applications for the 2015 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards.The deadline for submitting your application is close of business May 22, 2015.


Rock River Valley businesses boosting eco-friendly efforts

3.2.15

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Abstract: Four area businesses have distinguished themselves with sustainability awards, including the Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards. Experts see a trend that is speeding up.


EPA Stove Project is Heating Up!

2.27.15

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Abstract: Alaska's Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority reports on ISTC's EPA-funded research to monitor both indoor and outdoor air quality in areas that use wood burning appliances to heat their homes.


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