Griffin Charnas

Sustainability Technician

1010 Jorie Blvd.
Suite 338
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
phone: 630-522-3014
fax: 630-891-3044

Griffin Charnas

In his role at ISTC, Griffin supports research and sustainability reporting for a variety of clients. In addition, he assists in waste assessments and implementation planning for the Zero Waste program.

Griffin was previously a Sustainability Trainee at the Swedish forest products company, SCA. He completed a research project focused on the environmental, economic, and political aspects of advanced biofuel production at SCA’s R&D Centre located in Sundsvall, Sweden.

Griffin also worked as a Field Research assistant for the Illinois State Water Survey as well as a Project Management intern for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. He graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2016 with a B.S. in Environmental Sustainability and received a Business minor.

Outside of ISTC, Griffin volunteers with the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago in the Guest Engagement department and facilitates their Penguin Encounters experience.



  • B.S. in Environmental Sustainability — University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2016)