Water Conservation Education and Training
Lead education and outreach efforts to foster the importance of water conservation and the adoption of sustainable water practices on college campuses.
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC)
IGEN is partnering with ISTC to train college faculty and staff to conduct water audits on their campuses in an effort to:
- Increase knowledge about water on college campuses.
- Reduce water consumption in Illinois by one billion gallons.
The program consists of three phases:
- Phase 1: IGEN and ISTC co-hosted an informational webinar.
- Phase 2: Three water audit trainings were offered across the state. Training materials are available upon request.
- Phase 3: Participating colleges will conduct water audits on their campuses and make recommendations that will reduce water consumption.
For more information, please contact Nate Keener.
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), Chicago Community Trust Fund
IGEN will host its first annual Water Summit for Higher Education in Spring, 2016. The summit is designed to bring together state-wide regulators, stakeholders and higher education institutions to focus on the role of higher education in leading conservation efforts through technology, education, training and best practices.
The higher education sector in Illinois is one of the largest energy and water users and has significant opportunity to impact greenhouse gas, water and waste reductions. For many communities in the state, colleges and universities represent significant land holders and sources of emissions. This sector represents an enormous opportunity to capture significant water reduction savings, and act as pilot sites of innovative water conservation or wastewater treatment technologies for the community members that pass through our campuses daily.
The Summit is hosted in conjunction with IGEN’s partners, including: Chicago Area Higher Education Retrofit Project (ARCH), Chicago Higher Education Sustainable Food Systems Network (CHESFSN), Chicagoland Network for Sustainability in Higher Education (CNSHE) and the South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium.
Please check back for date, location and registration information.
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please visit our support section or contact Stephen Bell.
For more information, please contact Stephen Bell.