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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.


Green chamber of commerce program helps St. Louis pick up the pace

8.30.13
Source: GreenBiz, 8/30/13

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In her P2 Pathways article, author Jean Ponzi explains how St. Louis companies participate in a region-wide learning lab to make their daily operations greener.


One Step, Zero Discharge

8.27.13
Source: Metal Finishing, July/August 2013

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Bri-Mar's manufacturing goes greener with CPR's phosphate treatment system.


FundingFactory Announces Launch of COLLECTED

8.27.13
Source: Press release, 8/15/13

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After continued success working with K-12 and higher education participants, FundingFactory, the nation's largest fundraising by recycling program for schools and nonprofits, announces the launch of COLLECTED, the free electronic waste (e-waste) recycling program for college campuses. COLLECTED enables higher education institutions to exchange e-waste for cash or rewards, while preventing millions of pounds of harmful waste from reaching landfills.


EPA Releases New Climate Change Video Series

8.26.13
Source: U.S. EPA, 8/26/13

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a new series of short public service videos on climate change. The videos cover a range of topics related to climate change, including its causes and impacts, actions Americans can take to reduce their impact, and the benefits to the economy of addressing climate change.


Study: Toxic nanoparticles might be entering human food supply

8.23.13
Source: R&D Magazine, 8/22/13

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Over the last few years, the use of nanomaterials for water treatment, food packaging, pesticides, cosmetics and other industries has increased. For example, farmers have used silver nanoparticles as a pesticide because of their capability to suppress the growth of harmful organisms. However, a growing concern is that these particles could pose a potential health risk to humans and the environment. In a new study, researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a reliable method for detecting silver nanoparticles in fresh produce and other food products.


U Michigan Seeks Master's Project Proposals

8.20.13
Source: University of Michigan, 8/20/13

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Targeted toward environmental and non-profit businesses, students at the School of Natural Resource and Environment will provide client organizations with solutions to complex environmental issues and useful products. Submission deadline is Dec. 3, 2013.


F-SCRAP grant will allow Benedictine to divert food scraps from landfills

8.20.13
Source: Benedictine University, 8/3/13

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Benedictine University has received a $46,000 Food Scrap Composting Revitalization and Advancement Program (F-SCRAP) grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to allow for the diversion of food scraps generated in the Lisle campus cafeteria and other buildings.


Turbine maintenance offers Lake Land College students one-of-a-kind training opportunity

8.20.13
Source: Lake Land Community College, 8/1/13

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Due to a mechanical issue with an on-campus wind turbine, renewable energy students are getting a rare opportunity to apply their wind technology curriculum in a real-world, problem-solving situation. Working alongside professionals, the students will repair portions of the rotor.


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