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Climate Ride Death Valley!

Thank you IGEN colleagues, friends, and partners who donated to our first Climate Ride! IGEN’s Executive Director, Stephen Bell, along with Illinois Green Team partners Michael Brown, Kevin Loseke, and Michael Mazzeo rode 250 miles across Death Valley from February 25 – March 2, 2017. Together the team raised over $13,000, a portion of which […]

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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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Southeastern Illinois College: Biofuels Internships and Names Chair

On May 17, 2016, the Southeastern Illinois College (SIC) Board of Trustees passed an articulation agreement with SIU Edwardsville for Biofuels Production as well as a Biofuels Internship agreement for students. The board also approved the naming of the Dana Keating Student Success Center after long-time employee and current SIC Vice President, Dr. Dana Keating. […]

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Rock Valley College AAS in Sustainable Energy Systems

Rock Valley College (RVC) offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Sustainable Energy Systems, which includes a smart grid instructional component. RVC received a grant from IGEN to purchase smart grid training equipment from Marcraft. A full smart grid class is planned for the Spring 2017 semester.

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Prairie State College Earth Month

Prairie State College (PSC) celebrated Earth Month with several events around campus, including events focused on climate change and endangered species. Additionally, PSC offered a two-day Greening Your Curriculum workshop as professional development for faculty.

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McHenry County College Green Guide

McHenry County College (MCC)’s 2016 Official Recycling Directory, also known as the Green Guide, was recently published in the Northwest Herald. It is available for download here. Additionally, MCC’s Earth Month was very successful, with over 250 people attending various events. To download, visit: www.mchenry.edu/green

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Lewis and Clark Community College: Grow Native!

Lewis and Clark Community College hosted the first ever Missouri Prairie Foundation Grow Native event in Illinois. The event, which drew more than 300 attendees, was a tremendous success. The keynote speaker was the renowned Dr. Douglas Tallamy of the University of Delaware, whose book “Bringing Nature Home” has generated a shift in how we […]

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