Part 1 of the Symposium on American Food Resilience (13 articles) has now been published in the September issue of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (http://link.springer.com/journal/13412/5/3/page/1#page-1). Part 2 (14 articles) will be in the December issue. The entire collection is exciting in the diversity of its coverage, as experts on various aspects of […]
Category: Climate Change
Event: Slow Food Springfield Film Festival
Register Here A film festival for everyone interested in learning about and supporting local food systems is planned for Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Foundation Hall at the Old State Capitol (Level 2) in Springfield from 2:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Event: “Stacking ecosystem services” lecture on Friday
Morgan Robertson, assistant professor of Geography at University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver a lecture on “Stacking ecosystem services: Building environmental markets at the intersection of science, capital, and law” from 3:00pm to 4:00pm on Friday, November 7. The lecture will be free and open to the public in room 1005 of the Beckman Institute. Dr. […]
Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Long!
Stephen Long, a UIUC professor and researcher in Genomic and Plant Biology, was named one of Thomas Reuters’s top influential scientific minds in the field of Plant and Animal Science. His research includes topics such as the effects of atmospheric changes on crops, particularly changes that are projected to arise from global warming. You can search the […]
Events: Environmental Films in Champaign-Urbana
Fall seems to have snuck up on us while we weren’t looking, but you can feel good about staying indoors (and staying dry) with these thoughtful documentaries to be shown in Champaign-Urbana.
SWATeam Consultation Group Self-Nominations
In collaboration with Facilities & Services, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) established six teams consisting of faculty, staff, and students to examine broad themes within the Illinois Climate Action Plan, a five-year-plan for campus sustainability goals (you can read the 2010 version here). The teams are currently recommending concrete steps the campus […]
ISTC Seminar: ‘Trends in Waste and Resource Management’
From noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, you can hear Anita Kedia, Senior Business Development Manager at Waste Management Sustainabilty Services, discuss “why and how companies are making the shift away from traditional, disposable models toward a more sustainable, circular economy. In a world of finite resources and growing […]
Bioenergy Feedstock Symposium 2014
On September 24, researchers from around the country will be gathering for the tenth annual Bioenergy Feedstock Symposium, held at our very own University of Illinois (the I-Hotel, to be precise). This year’s theme is “The Future of Feedstocks” and the discussion will focus on what can and will be done regarding plant-based energy sources, from the lab, to […]
The State of Food Waste: Freeganism
Jack Paxton is a UC Davis alumnus, professor emeritus of UIUC, teacher at UC-San Diego, and looks every bit the part of a respectable academic. Yet he’s trying to get ordinary people to talk about a topic that many consider the territory of young hippies – freeganism. Freeganism is a lifestyle based on minimizing consumption and […]
Beyond Energy Efficiency: Behavior Change Tactics for the Pollution Prevention Community
Come to the kick-off of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center’s spring Sustainability Seminar tomorrow (Jan 17) from 2 – 3 pm. Susan Mazur-Stommen, Director of Behavior and Human Dimensions Program at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Susan will discuss what behavior change research tells us about how people make decisions and what motivates […]