Illinois Sustainable Technology Center - University of Illinois

Sketch of a faucet with water flowing out to form the word 'one' for the one billion gallon water challengeBillion 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. more...

Apply for the 2014 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards

Governor's Award TrophyWe 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.

ISTC Initiatives

Sustainability Film Festival
April 22, 23, and 24

Living Downstream PosterISTC 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...


Governor's Sustainability Awards Researchers at ISTC are currently studying how pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) enter the environment via farms. More...


Indoor Climate Research & Training Conducting Garage Contaminant Research

House with attached garage "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.

Midwest Biochar ConferenceAbstracts 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

Teacher with Biochar bags

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
Science Camp

ISTC will again participate in the Prairie Research Institute Science Camp, to be held July 21-25, 2014. Midwest Biochar ConferenceHigh 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.

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