Sustainability Areas

Water Resources

Industrial/Brownfield Safety, Land Reuse, and Public Health Certificate

The federal government defines brownfields as “abandoned, idled or underused industrial and commercial properties where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination.” Brownfield redevelopment can help a community in many ways. Many brownfields sites are in unattractive, economically depressed parts of a neighborhood. Cleanup and redevelopment of the sites can encourage […]

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Lewis and Clark Community College on the Forefront of Water Conservation

Lewis and Clark Community College coordinated and implemented the ISTC Water Audit Training project. With 30 staff and faculty members from many colleges in attendance, they demonstrated how to conduct campus water audits and make water efficiency improvements. These schools are now conducting their own audit and improvement efforts. In addition, Lewis and Clark is […]

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Stormwater Management Certificate

The Storm Water Management certificate provides storm water systems training to private and public employees in various construction related fields. The goal of the program is to increase the proper design, construction and maintenance of erosion and sediment controls during construction and to assure the proper long-term operation and maintenance of storm water systems after […]

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Sustainable Landscape Practices A.A.S.

The Sustainable Landscape Practices program allows students to acquire a background in sustainable landscape features and practices such as soil and water conservation and the appropriate use of native plants. This program provides the student with training in sustainable agriculture and horticulture practices and the necessary background to pursue a career in sustainable agriculture technology. […]

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Sustainable Resource Management Certificate

The Sustainable Resource Management certificate is designed to prepare students for careers in sustainable resource management. Those who complete the courses are eligible to take the Illinois Recycling Association state certification exam. Students will examine basic principles and practices of sustainable resource management, consider the roles of government, and evaluate and design sustainable resource management […]

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