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Second Annual IGEN Recognition Awards

During the 2017 IGEN Sustainability Conference in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, recognition awards were presented at the Networking and Recognition Event at Epiphany Farms Restaurant on March 22, 2017. Congratulations and thank you to all recipients! The conference brought together over 70 representatives from 19 Illinois community colleges and their partners to share best practices, lessons learned, […]

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Southwestern Illinois College: Grant for Solar Panels

A $500,000 grant from the U.S. Steel and American Bottom Conservancy trust fund will enable Southwestern Illinois College to install an array of solar panels at its Sam Wolf Granite City Campus to reduce the college’s carbon footprint and provide an educational resource for students and the community. “This is a very exciting opportunity to […]

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Southeastern Illinois College Student Receives Award

EDWARDSVILLE – Building Illinois’ Bioeconomy Consortium (BIB) student Donald Jackson has received the prestigious Kathy Bryan Memorial Scholarship from BBI International, a company that produces and manages globally recognized bioenergy publications and events. A student at Southeastern Illinois College (SIC) in Harrisburg, Ill., Jackson was awarded one of two $2,000 memorial scholarships. They are distributed […]

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Oakton Community College Environmental Studies Concentration

We are excited to announce our new Environmental Studies Concentration, being offered to students as of this fall. This 19-semester-hour program provides an interdisciplinary framework that promotes understanding of humanity’s impact on the natural environment and how the natural environment impacts human development; a critical appreciation of the importance of sustainability; and the central importance […]

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Lincoln Land Community College Honey Bee Hives

Lincoln Land Community College received a gift of two honey bee hives this summer that were installed on campus just in time for the start of the fall semester. The interest in bringing the bees to campus stemmed from a collaborative effort between the Sustainability Committee, Facilities Services, and Community Education. Non-credit beginner and advanced […]

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Harper College ReUseIt Room

Harper College has started a program to collect and redistribute reusable office supplies among employees and departments. Harper’s campus is going through renovations and department moves and with these moves comes a lot of cleaning out and getting rid of unwanted items. This new waste management program saves office supplies of all shapes and sizes […]

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College of Lake County’s Development and Growth

The College of Lake County (CLC) is experiencing an exciting period of development and growth. New construction and renovations on all three campuses will greatly contribute to the sustainability of the college and include geothermal heating and cooling, a new science building with LEED Platinum certification, bioswales for enhanced storm water management, and native landscaping. […]

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CHSAS Students Attend Wright Summer Classes

This summer, fifteen students from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences came to Wright College to attend a six-week urban agriculture class entitled “Ecology Entrepreneurship.” The class was led by professor emeritus, Dr. Victoria Cooper, of Wright’s Environmental Technology Department and was intended to help students learn about the changing public interest in agricultural […]

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Wilbur Wright College 2016 Earth Day event

On Thursday, April 21, Wilbur Wright College in Chicago held its 16th annual Earth Day event. Nearly 400 students, staff, and faculty visited 26 exhibits and presentations, which this year included a voter registration table with a list of candidate environmental policies and an air quality action day table. In addition, there were screenings of […]

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Waubonsee Community College Earth Week 2016

Waubonsee Community College celebrated Earth Week 2016 with an entire week of activities. Activities included, a day of service to restore the environment, a presentation on how to be more sustainable at home, an electronics recycling event, and more. On Saturday, April 16, we held a Day of Service, where 125 students volunteered at seven […]

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