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 - Zero Waste Illinois

April 30, 2015
noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Shantanu Pai - Waste Research Specialist, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The presentation will briefly cover the concept of zero waste and our objectives through the Zero Waste Illinois program. I will cover current projects that we have undertaken through the program. Our long term goals for the program as well as ways for people to collaborate and partner with ISTC in achieving the Zero Waste program.

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7792068845789351938. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7792068845789351938


Illinois Biochar Group - Spring Meeting

May 1, 2015
11AM-3PM at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

More information to come!


Contact Information:


Sustainable Seminar Series - How sustainable is information technology? Trends, challenges, and opportunities (Webinar)

May 7, 2015
Webinar noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign, IL)
Type: Event

Description:

Eric Masanet - Morris E. Fine Junior Professor in Materials and Manufacturing and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University

The growing numbers of information technology (IT) devices--and the environmental impacts associated with their manufacture, use, and disposal--are topics that have received much attention in both the media and research communities. While the environmental footprint of IT devices is indeed significant, each new device generation typically brings substantial operational energy efficiency improvements. Furthermore, a singular focus on their direct impacts ignores the indirect environmental benefits that IT devices might provide by improving societal energy and resource efficiencies. A growing body of research suggests that such benefits might be substantial across the economy through such applications as replacing physical goods with digital services, building controls for energy efficiency, and real-time logistics optimization. This presentation will review the life-cycle impacts of IT systems, discuss trends in these impacts as a function of technology progress and growing consumption over time, and highlight the challenges and opportunities associated with managing and reducing the environmental impacts of IT systems moving forward.

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1552395335262917122. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1552395335262917122


Materials Management/Waste Audit Training Workshop

June 17, 2015 , Time: 9 a.m. - noon
Illinois Central College, East Peoria
Type: Training

Description:
Illinois Colleges and universities can take advantage of a Wednesday morning training workshop at Illinois Central College, 1 College Dr., East Peoria, 61635. Sponsored by IRA, ISTC, Illinois Central College. Workshop serves as a pre-conference activity for Illinois Recycling Association's 35th annual conference.

Contact Information:
Contact: Wynne Coplea
Phone: 217-698-8309
E-Mail: wynnecoplea@gmail.com
URL: http://www.illinoisrecycles.org

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