2018 ASAP Scholars!

We are excited to announce two new ASAP Scholars and can’t wait to see what they accomplish!  Jaeyoung Han is a PhD student working with Dr. Glen Hartman. They are interested in the occurrence of nematodes in organic soybean fields in the state of Illinois. Plant parasitic nematodes, especially soybean cyst nematode, damage soybean cultivation […]

What on Earth Day would we do without the Student Sustainability Committee?

For Earth Day on campus this year lets thank our Student Sustainability Committee!  Last week they held a symposium in the Illini Ballroom to report on projects they have funded and it was really impressive.  Check out all their funded work here.  Featured projects included projects at Allerton, discussed by Derek Peterson. Then Jen Bechtel discussed […]

Student Sustainability Committee Symposium

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)/ and Student Sustainability Symposium is tomorrow, talks run from 12 (noon) – 1:30PM followed by posters The Student Sustainability Committee will present their funded projects to the campus community tomorrow! This is an amazing group of students that deserve our recognition Keynote panel led by Professor John Abelson of […]

Permaculture on Organic Farms

Join eOrganic for a webinar on Permaculture on Organic Farms. The webinar will take place on December 9, 2014 at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain Time, 11AM Pacific Time. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. About the Webinar Lots of people are talking about permaculture, […]

Eating Animals Review

Next Tuesday at 12:35pm, Jonathan Safran Foer will be doing a “virtual visit” to the Illini Union, in room 404, giving us a chance to ask him questions about his book Eating Animals, a heavy piece of nonfiction. I call it heavy not because its prose is dense (it’s quite pleasant to read) or because it is […]

Note on new calendar format

I’ve been working on streamlining our events calendar over the past few months, and trying to figure out how to best accommodate not only our events, but also those of other local organizations with similar purposes. So instead of the list, there is now a grid on the sidebar. Events can be viewed by hovering over […]