sustainability

Bill Knight – June 12
2:25 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Improving the Environment While Creating Jobs

Credit Rich Egger

Corporations and mainstream media often repeat the “jobs vs. the environment” angle to situations, but that’s a false choice.

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The Land Connection
3:27 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Striving for the Next Best Practices in Sustainability

The idea of sustainability is often preached by environmentalists, though it can be difficult to pinpoint the meaning of the concept.

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In E-Book and Paper Form
5:08 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

WIU Prof Writes the Book on Sustainable Landscaping

A "green wall," a technique used in sustainable landscaping.
Credit http://thesustainablelandscape.com/Green_Roofs.html

The past few years have brought an explosion in the amount of information available on sustainability. Though just because there is a lot of information out there, doesn’t mean that there are not areas that still need further study.

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Promotes Eco-Friendly Ideas
10:12 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Green Team Connects Businesses and Colleges in Galesburg

A solar panel installed by Gary Lay, one of the members of the Green Team.
Credit http://www.s-w-a-p.biz/

In a class room on Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, a small group of people sat watching a presentation by Tom Malek.

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Trying to Reduce Waste
12:01 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

Thinking Green Rather Than Purple at WIU

One of the water bottle refilling stations
Credit WIU

14 water bottle filling stations are slated to go up across the Western Illinois University campus during the 2013-14 school year.

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Thanks to a $23k state grant
8:22 am
Fri June 28, 2013

WIU to Double Food Waste Composting

The same type of composting system that WIU uses. (Not WIU's actual unit.)
Credit http://compostingtechnology.com/products/compost-systems/earth-tub/

Western Illinois University will be able to double the amount of food waste it diverts from the landfill and turns into compost.

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Says Habitat for Humanity
2:58 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Sustainabily and Affordabilty Go Together

Cliff Thompson speaking at the 10th Annual Environmental Summit at Western Illinois University.
Credit Scott Stuntz

Sustainability and affordability can go “hand in hand.” That’s the opinion of an expert with Habitat for Humanity of Iowa.

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Emphasis - April 5th
10:46 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Sustainable & Conventional Ag Ultimately on Same Side

Field of Corn
Credit Discovery.com

This week on emphasis Western Illinois University professors Joel Gruver and Bart Gill discuss how agriculture as a whole has done in reaching out to the public. 

Doctor Gruver specializes in sustainable agriculture while Doctor Gill expertise lies more in conventional ag practices.

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Garden Feeds Students Even In Winter
11:26 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Monmouth College Students Eat Local Year Round

(from left to right) Claton Brundige, Allison Razo, Will Terrill and Connor Shields.

In the Midwest eating local can seem easy during the summer when farmer’s markets are full of produce. In the winter though, eating locally can be a bit more challenging.

Nonetheless several Monmouth College students are trying to do just that.

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Emphasis – January 25
10:55 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Talking About Sustainability

Timothy Collins
Credit Rich Egger

This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guest is Timothy Collins, Assistant Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs. They talk about sustainability and the upcoming series of Sustainability Brownbaggers at Western Illinois University.

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