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High School Students to Attend Summer Classes at City Colleges of Chicago –Wilbur Wright College

Students from CHSAS, the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, will begin attending summer classes soon at Wright College, taught by Dr. Victoria Cooper, Professor Emeritus of the Environmental Technology Department. The class will center on the topic of urban agriculture; specifically indoor vertical gardening. Additional past topics have included urban gardens, food deserts, land […]

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Larissa Armstrong, Heartland Community College

Describe your role as the Associate Director of the Green Institute at Heartland Community College. The Green Institute is responsible for advancing, promoting, and supporting sustainability initiatives on the Heartland Community College campus and the surrounding community. Uniquely, The Green Institute is housed within the Continuing Education department. This enables me to develop Community Education […]

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Oakton Community College Creates Butterfly Habitat

Oakton Community College recently received an enhanced building energy dashboard through funding from the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN).  In addition to the Lee Center energy and PV production from last year’s project, we are now tracking the energy consumption at our Skokie Campus, as well.  We are hoping that this additional information will allow […]

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Kankakee Community College awarded Outstanding Recycling Education Partner Award

Kankakee Community College received an award last week from the Illinois Recycling Association for creating the Sustainable Resource Management certificate as part of IGEN’s Career Pathways grant. The Outstanding Recycling Education Partner award, received by Bert Jacobson, was presented at a joint conference of the association, the Illinois Counties Solid Waste Management Association and the […]

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Joliet Junior College Take 2nd place in the nation in PepsiCo Campus Recycling Challenge

Joliet Junior College won second place in the nation and $15,000 in the PepsiCo Campus Recycling Challenge for recycling a total of 36,130 beverage containers from October 2014 to March 2015 at the school’s Dream Machine, equaling 1,974 pounds. Students, staff and faculty celebrated the accomplishment with representatives from PepsiCo during a recognition ceremony on […]

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Harper College’s Welding Students Leave Their Mark on Campus

Harper College’s Welding Technology department has joined forces with campus sustainability to expand infrastructure on campus to promote healthy lifestyles and recreational opportunities.  Two new student-made bike racks have been installed with many more to come.  We are proud to show off the hard work of these students.  Thanks to them for their great work! […]

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