Billion Gallon Water Challenge
On Friday, April 11, ISTC announced a goal of saving One Billion Gallons of Illinois water in a challenge to scientists, researchers, businesses and Illinois citizens.
We are pleased to announce that the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards! This award, begun in 1987, is the nation's oldest continuing pollution prevention program and annually honors organizations and businesses that have made a commitment to the environment through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices.
The deadline for submitting your application is close of business May 22, 2014. Applications will only be accepted electronically. Details and application information can be found here.
Sustainability Film Festival
April 22, 23, and 24
ISTC is hosting a Sustainability Film Festival at the Spurlock Museum on the evenings of April 22, 23, and 24 as part of Earth Week festivities on campus. Three documentaries (Living Downstream, Terra Blight, and Waste = Food, respectively) will be screened on those evenings, with free admittance and seating available on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 5:30 PM. From 6-7:30 PM each evening, a film will be shown, followed by a discussion/Q&A session with ISTC staff and expert guests... More...
Indoor Climate Research & Training Conducting Garage Contaminant Research
"The Indoor Climate Research and Training program is conducting an ASHRAE-funded study on how to reduce the negative impact of attached garages on the air quality in our living spaces. For more information regarding the study, please follow the link to the ICRT website.
Abstracts are now being requested for presentations and posters for the Second Midwest Biochar Conference in Champaign Aug. 8, 2014. Deadline is May 15. Conference registration opens June 10.
Illinois High School Science Teacher Workshop
Illinois high school and pre-service science teachers can register for an Aug. 1 Teacher Workshop to introduce sustainable technologies into the classroom. Biochar is the topic of this year’s workshop (Up to eight CPDUs).
Prairie Research Institute
ISTC will again participate in the Prairie Research Institute Science Camp, to be held July 21-25, 2014. High school students in the camp will be learning about each of the Survey’s work through field and lab activities. ISTC’s activities this year will focus on alternative fuels and biochar. Registration is now open for the camp at http://camp.istc.illinois.edu.