ISTC in the News

by Lois Yoksoulian – Physical Sciences Editor of U of I News Bureau Microplastics contaminate the world’s surface waters, yet scientists have only just begun to explore their presence in groundwater systems. A new study is the first to report microplastics in fractured limestone aquifers – a groundwater source that accounts for 25 percent of …
Read the full story from WICS. Springfield’s CWLP power plant is in the running to get $40 million from the feds. “We really want to win this and we think it’ll be beneficial for the city and the state of Illinois,” Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Director Kevin O’Brien said.
Read the full story in the Springfield State Journal-Register. A research center with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is looking for support from the Springfield City Council on a $40 million pilot project that would retrofit City Water, Light and Power’s newest power plant to capture carbon dioxide. Kevin O’Brien, director of the Illinois Sustainable …
Northwestern University has launched its first Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan (ISWMP) aimed at reducing waste and protecting the environment by taking a greener approach to waste management. This Plan supports the University’s Strategic Sustainability Plan, which establishes objectives for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, reducing waste and fostering environmental and ethical stewardship. The ISWMP identifies strategies for meeting …
When you dump expired cold syrup or rinse out an almost empty bottle of lotion into the sink, do you ever consider what chemicals are being introduced into the water supply? The increase of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) entering public water systems was a problem that researchers at the University of Illinois at …
CLC wins state sustainability award, listing on two prestigious media outlets (Lake County News-Sun) In recognition of its efforts to promote environmental sustainability, the College of Lake County recently has made the list of top two-year colleges in Sierra magazine and the Princeton Review. Additionally, CLC received Oct. 23 the Illinois Sustainability Award from the …
Read the full story in the Times (Ottawa). Twenty-seven Illinois companies and organizations were honored Tuesday for their significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future and improving the economy. The Sheridan Correctional Center in La Salle County was one of them. The winners were announced during a ceremony at the Union League …
Read the full story in the Alton Telegraph. Madison County became one of 27 Illinois companies and organizations recognized this week for protecting the environment, helping sustain the future and improving the economy.
Read the full story in the Daily Herald. Twenty-seven Illinois companies and organizations were honored today for their significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future, and improving the economy. The winners were announced during a ceremony at the Union League Club in Chicago.
Read the full story in the Danville Commercial-News. Danville’s First Presbyterian Church won a state award for its efforts to protect the environment and help sustain the future. First Presbyterian is the first church to win an Illinois Sustainability Award.