Illinois Sustainable Technology Center - University of Illinois


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.

Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award Ceremony

November 1, 2016
Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL
Type: Event


Since 1987, the Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award has recognized private and public Illinois organizations who have implemented outstanding and innovative sustainable techniques or technologies, demonstrating a commitment to sustaining our environmental, social and economic health.

Governor's Sustainability Award winners are an elite group of committed leaders reducing environmental impact, contributing to the growth of a more sustainable Illinois economy. By prioritizing sustainability throughout their operations, programs, technology, products and company culture, they serve as a model within their industry and community.

Each year, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center honors Illinois Governor Sustainability Award winners at an Awards Ceremony in the fall. Organizations that attend the Award Ceremony have an opportunity to interface and network directly with leading sustainable organizations, speakers and keynotes and learn more about how organizations throughout Illinois are implementing sustainability.

Contact Information:
Contact: Deb Jacobson
Phone: 630-472-5019

Sustainable Seminar Series: PCBs in Chicago: sources, transport, fate, exposure, and policies

November 10, 2016 , Time: noon-1pm
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign, IL)
Type: Event


Presented by Scott Spak - Assistant Professor holding joint appointments with Urban and Regional Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Environmental Policy Program at the Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa

Why are pollutants banned in 1979 still found at 1980s levels in Illinois air? How can we learn to clean up legacy pollutants and emerging contaminants from hundreds of unknown sources? Quantifying current conditions, estimating contemporary and historical exposures, identifying toxicological thresholds, and optimizing effective control policies for persistent organic pollutants all require accurate local assessment of sources, chemical transport, and impacts for complex mixtures of thousands of known and potentially toxic compounds. Here, we use PCBs and other semi-volatile organic pollutants in Chicago as a case study to build a transferable method to develop that knowledge through parcel-scale emissions inventories, chemical transport modeling, exposure studies, and variational data assimilation using publicly available data, international and urban observational networks, and US EPA regulatory models.

This webinar will be broadcast live and also archived on ISTC's website,, for later viewing. If you cannot attend the event at ISTC, you may view the webinar live by registering at: ISTC is a part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403

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