Monthly Archives: March 2012

From Plumbing Codes to the Water-Energy Nexus: What Can Illinois Do?

By Abby Crisostomo Great news yesterday in Springfield! You may have heard about Ill. House Bill 4496 (Rep. Carol Sente, D-Lincolnshire), a bill MPC and many partners have been working on to establish a timeline for the Ill. Dept. of … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Implementation of the Great Lakes Compact, Mar. 28

Wednesday, March 28    |    8:30 a.m. – Noon The John Marshall Law School  315 S. Plymouth Court Chicago, IL Register Online KEYNOTE SPEAKER Sara Rollet Gosman Attorney, National Wildlife Federation Lecturer, University of Michigan Law School Read Gosman’s bio » Read Gosman’s article » … Continue reading

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Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Awards, May 25 deadline

Since 1987, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) has presented Governor’s awards to organizations in Illinois that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices. Sustainable technology encompasses any technique or technology that reduces the … Continue reading

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2012 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award, Apr. 6 deadline

Are you a WaterSense partner who helped consumers achieve Olympic-sized savings in 2011?  Maybe you cleared a few hurdles on the way to hosting a medal-worthy community event?  Well, the clock is ticking on your chance to earn well-deserved recognition … Continue reading

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TogetherGreen Conservation Innovation Grants, Apr. 2 deadline

TogetherGreen is awarding at least 40 grants between $5,000 and $80,000 to organizations within the Audubon network or partnering with an Audubon group who are engaging their communities in finding innovative ways of conserving the natural environment. The TogetherGreen Innovation Grants … Continue reading

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Sustainable Backyard Workshop, Mar. 27

Sustainable Backyard Workshop 3/27/2012 from 6:00-8:00 PM Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento Boulevard SPEAKER: Sarah Abu-Absi, WRD Environmental Learn how to make your back, front or side yard more environmentally sustainable! This workshop will cover the basics … Continue reading

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World Water Day Summit, March 22

Purdue University Calumet, Powers Building #123, CIVS Theater Hammond, Ind.  Keynote speaker, panel discussion, and community roundtable. Speakers from: EPA Region 5, Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management (IDEM), Metropolitan Planning Council/What Our Water’s Worth, UNICEF USA, and Purdue Water Institute. … Continue reading

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2012 World Water Day Symposium, March 22

The Blue Tech Alliance, the Alliance for Water Efficiency, and our partnering sponsors invite you to join us at this important networking event to recognize local leaders in the global industry of water/wastewater and to promote discussion on critical water-related topics. Where: … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Lunchtime Webinar: Hydrologic Separation, Mar. 14

Separation Anxiety: Why Restoring the Natural Divide after 100 Years Is Possible, Preventive and Protects the Great Lakes from Invasive Species The Alliance for the Great Lakes is presenting a lunchtime webinar Wed., Mar. 14 at noon CST on why … Continue reading

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McHenry County Celebrates National Groundwater Awareness Week, Mar. 12-22

McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) is celebrating National Groundwater Awareness Week by encouraging homeowners to have their well water tested during the week of March 12-22. The observance brings attention to the importance of groundwater as a valuable resource … Continue reading

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