Illinois Sustainable Technology Center - University of Illinois

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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 - Facilitating Employee Engagement in Sustainability Initiatives

September 25, 2014
noon to 1:00 PM at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign) via webinar from Chicago
Type: Event

Description:

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.


Contact Information:
Contact: Nancy Holm
Phone: 217-244-3330
E-Mail: naholm@illinois.edu
URL: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/662955711


Sustainable Seminar Series - Trends in Waste and Resource Management

October 2, 2014
noon to 1:00 PM at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Anita Kedia - Senior Business Development Manager, Waste Management Sustainability Services

More information to come...


Contact Information:
Contact: Nancy Holm
Phone: 217-244-3330
E-Mail: naholm@illinois.edu
URL: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/667594207


Northern Illinois Renewable Energy Summit and Expo

October 9, 2014 - October 10, 2014
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Rockford IL
Type: Event

Description:
The second annual Ni-Expo is an opportunity to network and share ideas related to the regional growth of Clean Tech Technologies, with sessions of practical importance to our region's small- and mid-sized manufacturers, including:
  • Case Studies: Building/Industrial Technologies and Efficiencies panel discussion, including Brian Imus, Executive Director of U.S. Green Building Council -- Illinois
  • Opening Keynote from Congressman Adam Kinzinger
  • Sessions on successful Clean Tech entrepreneurship examples and opportunities in the Midwest
  • A panel discussion on Clean Tech workforce development
  • Speakers include ISTC's John Mulrow.

Contact Information:

Sustainable Seminar Series - The Greenest Region Compact: A Consensus Sustainability Plan for Municipalities

October 17, 2014
noon to 1:00 PM at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Edith Makra - Director of Environmental Initiatives, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and Elena Savona - 2Senior Client Program Manager, CB&I

This presentation will report on fundamental research to enable a strategic update to the Greenest Region Compact by the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. The Greenest Region Compact (GRC) is a simple pledge, taken by more than one third of all municipalities in the Chicago metropolitan region in 2007 to take action to improve the environment.

The objective is to propose a framework for a new GRC that is modeled on existing municipal sustainability plans; incorporates successful programs, policies, and other indicators of environmental achievement by municipalities; and aligns with goals and strategies of regional, national and global significance. The environmental achievements of 290 municipalities and more than 30 sustainability plans were analyzed providing unique insights into the environmental priorities of the region. Input into the design of the new GRC is welcome.

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/316181495. 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/316181495


28th Annual Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award Ceremony

October 23, 2014
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Type: Event

Description:
Since 1987, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) has presented Governor's awards to organizations in Illinois that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices. Sustainable technology encompasses any technique or technology that reduces the amount of and/or toxicity of pollutants that would have otherwise been released into the environment. Sustainability includes processes such as raw material and solvent substitution, preventive maintenance programs, beneficial reuse of by-products, waste reduction and recycling, and implementation of programs that support pollution prevention (e.g. ISO 14001).

The award ceremony and technical symposium will be held on October 23, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.


Contact Information:
Contact: Irene Zlevor
Phone: (630) 472-5016
URL: http://www.istc.illinois.edu/info/2014_award_ceremony.cfm


Brownbag Seminar - Brazilian Waste Panorama (Municipal Solid Waste, Petroleum Coke, Coal, & and E-Waste)

October 24, 2014
noon to 1:00 PM at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Everson Talgatti -- CEO/President and Stephan Hardt -- New Business Director; both from MRG Solutions, Brazil

Join us for a look at waste management in Brazil. The presenters will give an introduction to the new law - Política Nacional de Resíduos Sólidos (PNRS) 12.305 - which was effective August 2014. The National Solid Waste Policy in Brazil establishes principles, objectives, instruments and guidelines for management and solid waste management, the responsibilities of generators, the government, and consumers as well as the applicable economic instruments.

They will also discuss the market panorama for:

• Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

• Petroleum Coke

• Coal

• E-Waste

In addition, the seminar will detail the best practices in doing business in Brazil in the waste sector.

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/652497711. 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/652497711


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


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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