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Earth Week Events at Oakton

Oakton’s Sustainability Center and Green Committee are pleased to offer a wide range of Earth Week events again this year from April 18-23 (details can be found at We are grateful to have a number of Faculty presenting on topics from Eco-Feminism (Shannon Sloan-Spice) to the Flint Water Crisis (Richard Stacewicz and Holly Graff). […]

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Triton College Participates in One Earth Film Festival

Triton College will participate in the upcoming One Earth Film Festival with a screening of the documentary “Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective” on March 5 at the River Grove campus. The film explores current agricultural and environmental issues and offers solutions for increasing the health and well-being of the planet while meeting our human needs. Learn […]

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McHenry County College Offers Bioneers Speaker Series

Each February, McHenry County College (MCC) hosts a Bioneers speaker series as a vehicle for connecting MCC employees and students and the public to cutting edge environmental topics and their impact on the local community and economy. During this speaker series, experts will share their views on Great Lakes water diversion, building global food systems, […]

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Conservation Foundation Honors JJC with Sustainable Development Award

Joliet Junior College (JJC) was recently honored with a Sustainable Development Award by the Conservation Foundation. JJC was chosen due to its environmentally sustainable features, including its arboretum, natural landscaping, and restoration of its savanna, wetland, prairie, and forested areas, as well as its LEED greenhouse, low-emission parking, and recycling programs. Learn more.

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College of Lake County is Greening the Community

College of Lake County (CLC) is hosting community events that tie sustainable practices to education and job connections for students and community members. CLC offered a speaker series for Climate Week last fall, is bringing the One Earth Film Festival to Lake County in March, and is hosting the Lake County Green conference on April […]

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Educators From Across the U.S. Tour COD’s HVACR Lab

Dozens of educators, energy managers, and facility directors from across the U.S. recently visited College of DuPage (COD) for a tour of the college’s state-of-the-art HVACR training labs. The visit was cohosted by COD, the Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center, and the Building Technologies division of Siemens Industry, Inc. Learn more.

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Meet Our Newest Partner: Climate Ride

Climate Ride is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that organizes life-changing charitable events to raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes. Through our partnership with Climate Ride, we are a beneficiary for their events. Event participants can choose to fundraise specifically for us. We are excited to announce Climate Ride’s newest program, Summer […]

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Smart Power Illinois Sweepstakes

The Smart Power Illinois website, created through our smart grid consumer education program, funded by the Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF), is helping to raise awareness about how Illinois residents can take advantage of new technology and pricing plans to become more energy efficient at home and make our planet greener. This month, […]

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