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IL: Governor Quinn Highlights Innovative School Green Infrastructure Improvements

10.15.13
Source: Illinois Government News Network, 10/12/13

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CHICAGO -- Governor Pat Quinn today joined students, parents and community leaders to highlight an upcoming school improvement project made possible through the Illinois Green Infrastructure Grant (IGIG) program. Ravenswood Elementary School was among 13 applicants that received funding from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to support projects that reduce the amount of pollution running into Illinois waterways from stormwater sources and reduce the risk of local flooding. The announcement is part of Governor Quinn's agenda to protect our natural resources and ensure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.


New York State Pollution Prevention Institute Announces Greenovate NYS Student Competition

10.14.13
Source: New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, 10/8/13

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A third annual student competition sponsored by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute will provide students across the state the opportunity to green their campuses or help to green their local communities.


AASHE Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors

10.8.13
Source: AASHE, 10/8/13

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AASHE is seeking ambassadors who will assist the organization in achieving its mission to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. Responsibilities include staying informed about AASHE's mission, policies, and programs, as well as about developments in sustainability, higher education, and nonprofit governance; participating in fundraising and serving on board committees, volunteering for assignments, and working collaboratively with staff; and participating actively in the board's annual evaluation and strategic planning efforts. This year, the call for nominations has been rescheduled for two very important reasons: 1) to allow the AASHE community's voice at the AASHE 2013 Conference & Expo in Nashville to provide input and dialogue during the nomination process and 2) to provide time for potential governance changes in AASHE's bylaws that define the selection of new board members. Nominations will be accepted over the next 30 days.


Alternative Flame Retardants Detected In Outdoor Air

10.7.13
Source: Chemical & Engineering News, 10/1/13

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Researchers measured higher-than-expected levels of organophosphate esters--compounds used as flame retardants--at five sites around the Great Lakes. The sites are part of the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network. Eagle Harbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Sturgeon Point are remote sites in the network.


Recycling at Work Website Offers Recycling Bin Discounts

10.1.13
Source: Environmental Leader, 10/1/13

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Keep America Beautiful's Recycling at Work initiative, designed to encourage businesses, organizations and institutions to increase workplace recycling, has launched a new website, RecyclingatWork.org, with a host of tools and resources including recycling bin discounts.


Solar Exchange launches 'eBay' for solar goods

9.27.13
Source: GreenBiz, 9/26/13

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Solar Exchange, a one-year-old startup, is the latest company formed to bring more efficiency to the business side of solar. The company, which launched last week, is building a business-to-business cloud service tailored specifically to how the solar industry works. It's signed up some initial partners, including a number of solar manufacturers and installers, to start using its online exchange where buyers and sellers can buy and sell solar-related goods.


Losing the "Ick" Factor

9.18.13
Source: Water Efficiency, 9/12/13

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Improved water treatment and water quality techniques are helping drought-stricken regions to turn wastewater into an alternative resource.


Why colleges should add green to their school colors

9.17.13
Source: GreenBiz, 9/12/13

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Just as the benefits of corporate sustainability initiatives go beyond simply doing "what's right" or saving money, colleges and universities are finding wide-ranging benefits from making sustainability core to their school brand.


Kenwood to offer training, computer to parents of students

9.17.13
Source: The News-Gazette, 9/17/13

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While students at Kenwood Elementary in Champaign [IL] will be out of school next week for their fall intersession, their parents and guardians will have a chance to learn about computers at school. Kenwood is hosting a workshop series called "Demystifying the Computer" from Sept. 23-27, with the help of Martin Wolske and his students from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. As a part of the workshop, parents and guardians will learn about software, operating systems, networks and will actually take apart and reassemble a computer. They'll also take home a personal computer, which Wolske and his students will give them, which have been donated by local businesses and organizations.


Next electronics recycling event scheduled

9.16.13
Source: The News-Gazette, 9/15/13

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CHAMPAIGN, IL -- The next free countywide electronics recycling event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 12 at The News-Gazette Distribution Center, 3202 Apollo Drive, Champaign. Drivers are asked to enter the event at Market Street and Olympian Drive. Items that will be accepted include televisions; computers and accessories including monitors, keyboards, mice and cables; DVD players; CD players; VCRs; stereos; mobile phones; hard drives; printers; scanners; and copiers.


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