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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.


School Gardening and Composting at Salem High School (MA)

September 30, 2016
Online (Webinar)
Type: Event

Description:
Learn about innovative on-site gardening and composting efforts at Salem High School (Salem, MA). These projects not only provide fresh produce for school meals, but also engaging experiential learning opportunities for students. Our presenters will be Graeme Marcoux, Salem High School science teacher, and Deborah Jeffers, Food Services Director.

Contact Information:

Sustainable Seminar Series: Contaminant Reduction through Safer Product Chemistry -- Minnesota's Initiative

October 13, 2016
Via Webinar from noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Alister Innes - Green Chemistry Coordinator at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Working with many partners, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has promoted Green and Safer Product Chemistry since 2010. Efforts have included conferences and workshops, grants to businesses, legislative initiatives, prevention and reduction projects, grants to science and engineering faculty, collaboration with other states and organizations, and increasing oversight of Minnesota product regulations. Some of these efforts have focused on bisphenol A, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, orthophthalates, brominated flame retardants, lead, mercury, formaldehyde, and nonylphenol ethoxylates present in various products. MPCA continues to scan the results of environmental and human monitoring programs along with data on chemical and products reported by companies to focus this work. New sources of information are needed in order to assess how effective Minnesota's investment has been.

This webinar will be broadcast live and also archived on ISTC's website, istc.illinois.edu, for later viewing. If you cannot attend the event at ISTC, you may view the webinar live by registering at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6279461916299290628. 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
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6279461916299290628


Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award Ceremony

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

Description:

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
E-Mail: djacobso@illinois.edu
URL: http://www.istc.illinois.edu/info/govs_awards.cfm

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