Illinois Sustainable Technology Center - University of Illinois

Calendar

Below is a list of of events, training sessions, and conferences that ISTC is involved in. Check back here regularly since this list is updated often.


Sustainable Seminar Series - Advancing Sustainability: Organizing for Success, Setting Goals, and Measuring Progress

November 7, 2014
noon to 1:00 PM at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Ronald Meissen - Senior Director of Sustainability, Corporate Environment, Health, and Safety at Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Many companies are advancing comprehensive sustainability programs and expanding sustainability expectations throughout their value chain. These programs can help engage employees, drive innovation and build a competitive advantage. Ron Meissen will provide an overview of Baxter's sustainability program, including Baxter's executive-level sustainability steering committee, global sustainability priorities and 2015 goals, example of the annual goal setting process and discuss team member responsibilities/accountability. The general process of preparing Baxter's annual Sustainability Report will be reviewed, as well as, reporting to an international reporting standard, independent third party assurance of various sections and verification of Baxter's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The components of Baxter's Environmental Financial Statement will be reviewed. Examples will be provided of stakeholders/institutional investors gathering detailed sustainability-related information on companies and using this information to evaluate company sustainability performance. Also examples will be presented of Baxter's recent efforts to increase the use of renewable energy and reduce GHG emissions. All seminar attendees will receive a copy of Baxter's 2013 Sustainability brochure and Environmental Financial Statement.

"Baxter International Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets products that save and sustain the lives of people with hemophilia, immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma, and other chronic and acute medical conditions. Baxter applies a unique combination of expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to create products that advance patient care worldwide. For 2013 Baxter's sales were $15.3 billion with approximately 61,500 employees."

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/535225327. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.


Contact Information:
Contact: Nancy Holm
Phone: 217-244-3330
E-Mail: naholm@illinois.edu
URL: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/535225327


Sustainable Seminar Series - L&C Sustainability: Strategies for a carbon neutral campus

November 13, 2014
noon to 1:00 PM at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Nate Keener - Director of Sustainability at Lewis and Clark Community College

In 2007, Lewis and Clark Community College (L&C) signed the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). In 2009, L&C completed a carbon footprint study and created their Climate Action Plan (CAP). L&C's CAP is a comprehensive in laying the foundation for all the work coming out of the Office of Sustainability. It sets "Carbon Neutrality by 2058" as a goal and establishes the Green Oversight Committee to oversee progress toward this goal. It focuses on six broad categories of action: Energy Conservation Measures; Renewable Energy Sources; Waste Reduction; Commuting/Campus Fleet; Policy/Behavior Change; Education/Outreach/Research. In the last several years, the college has been recognized by state and national partners for their efforts, receiving the Governor's Sustainability Award in 2011 and 2013, the Governor's Sustainability Compact Gold Level, and The US Water Prize in 2011. They have seen continued progress toward their sustainability goals, achieving reductions in greenhouse gases every year since formalizing their commitment. This presentation will provide a snapshot of successful projects undertaken by the college, identify key stakeholders that motivated the campus toward change, and challenges and opportunities that may confront other colleges that wish to set similar goals.

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/800060703. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.


Contact Information:
Contact: Nancy Holm
Phone: 217-244-3330
E-Mail: naholm@illinois.edu
URL: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/800060703


Illinois Biochar Group - Fall Meeting

November 14, 2014
National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (1815 N. University Ave., Peoria, IL 61604)
Type: Event

Description:

The Illinois Biochar Group (IBG) will hold its fall meeting on Friday, November 14, 2014, at the USDA's National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR; 1815 N. University Ave., Peoria, IL 61604). The meeting is an opportunity to learn about current biochar research, exchange information, and network with other biochar researchers in order to foster collaboration and promote biochar and its usage.

We will begin with lunch from 11:15-12:00. Lunch is not mandatory if extra travel time is needed to get to Peoria. Talks should conclude around 4:00-4:30 pm.

Details of the agenda and lunch options will be available in October. If you are interested in presenting a short 10-15 minute talk about your biochar work, please contact Steve Peterson by October 24th.


Contact Information:
Contact: Steve Peterson
Phone: 309-681-6325
E-Mail: Steve.Peterson@ars.usda.gov
URL: http://www.biochar.illinois.edu/index.shtml


Introduction to the State Electronics Challenge

November 18, 2014, Time: 2-3 pm CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:

Join Lynn Rubinstein from the State Electronics Challenge to learn how your organization can reduce its environmental footprint through improved management of electronic office equipment.

The State Electronics Challenge is a voluntary national program, open free of charge any state, tribal, regional, or local government agency, as well as any K-12 school or non-profit organization. The SEC promotes environmental stewardship of computers, monitors, and imaging equipment -- from purchasing green office equipment through power management, paper use reduction, and responsible end-of-life management -- resulting in measurable reductions in energy, greenhouse gases, solid and hazardous waste, and associated costs.

Attend this introductory webinar to learn how your organization can join the Challenge and benefit from the program's proven free technical assistance, action plan, implementation tools, and environmental benefit calculations.


Contact Information:

Sustainable Seminar Series - Sustainability Planning and Climate Change Considerations

December 4, 2014
noon to 1:00 PM at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Donald Fournier - BEAP, CEM, LEED AP; Energy Consultant for Illinois Association of County Board Members and Commissioners

Planning for climate change -- mitigation and adaptation are both necessary for our future. A broader context for sustainability planning is now required. This presentation addresses these issues providing ideas and concepts that need to be incorporated into our sustainability plans, ensuring our efforts are effective, persistent, and adaptable to future surprises.

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/680225343. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.


Contact Information:
Contact: Nancy Holm
Phone: 217-244-3330
E-Mail: naholm@illinois.edu
URL: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/680225343

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