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.
September 11, 2014
noon to 1:00 PM at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign)
Presented by Debra Jacobson - Senior Operations Manager, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Overview of the scope of the presentation: This presentation is a real time, boots on the ground, organization and location specific guide. It is not a high level corporate sustainability program discussion. The presentation will address developing and implementing a system that addresses the People, Planet, Profit of a sustainability program, and it will focus on key elements of a sustainability management system (SMS) including:
If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/703489999. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.
September 17, 2014
University of Illinois, Chicago, Student Center East
Despite these regulations, the need to manage and monitor PCB levels in waste, soil, water, and other media is still vital. The management of PCBs is of major concern to the state of Illinois. Between 1930-77, these chemicals were widely used in Illinois and throughout the U.S. as coolants and insulating fluids as well as in paints, cements, PVC coatings, flame retardants, lubricants, sealants, adhesives and many other products.
To help address this concern, a one-day workshop on PCB management will be held at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) campus on Wednesday, Sept. 17. This workshop brings together expert perspectives representing industry, law, public health, and environmental science, in a public forum on best practices and trends in the management of PCBs. The workshop will cover four specific topics: (1) Background on PCBs and their impact on Illinois; (2) Managing PCBs with the use of landfills; (3) Other means of managing PCBs; (4) PCB clean-up success stories.
September 25, 2014
noon to 1:00 PM at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign) this seminar is a webinar
Presented by Erin Jones - Consultant with sr4 Partners LLC
Employee engagement in institutional sustainability programs holds multiple benefits to both the organization and the community. Increasing employee awareness and participation in sustainability efforts allows the individual to feel greater ownership; this often increases productivity, innovation, and efficiency. When more people become aware of such initiatives and have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of those initiatives a greater sense of ownership is developed allowing programs to be more successful, employee retention to increase, and overall reputation to improve. The concepts of project sponsorship, a network mindset and behavioral change will be discussed as a means by which to increase awareness and participation in sustainability efforts. Our intention is to provide insight into the pathway to engagement and ownership of these programs.
If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/662955711. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.
October 11, 2014
Parkland College, Parking Lot M-4
October 23, 2014
Hyatt Regency Chicago
The award ceremony and technical symposium will be held on October 23, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.