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27 from Illinois are honored for achievements in sustainability

Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey and Madison County Planning and Development and Menasha Packaging 21G in Edwardsville are among 27 entities honored for achievements in sustainability.

illinoissustainabletechnologycenterlogoIllinois companies and organizations were honored Monday for their efforts to protect the environment, help sustain the future, and improving the economy. The winners were announced during a ceremony at the Union League Club in Chicago.

“Illinois’ success as an economic and cultural leader depends upon our responsible management of natural resources, as well as sustainable development,” said Kevin O’Brien, director of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, which administers the awards program. Every year, a group of champions represents the highest models of sustainable commerce, resource use, and governance – the winners of the Illinois Sustainability Awards.

Since 1987, ISTC has presented Sustainability Awards to organizations in Illinois that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices. Any Illinois public or private organization is eligible to apply for the award. Winners are selected through a rigorous process of review and examination by ISTC technical assistance experts.

More information on the Illinois Sustainability Awards program, lists of previous winners, and information on technical assistance services are available from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One Hazelwood Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, phone (217) 333-8940, The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center is a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

2018 Illinois Sustainability Award Winners

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District – Urbana
College of Lake County – Grayslake
dormakaba USA Inc. – Steeleville
Downers Grove Sanitary District – Downers Grove
DuPage County – Wheaton
First Presbyterian Church of Danville – Danville
Golden State Foods McCook – McCook
Greenville University – Greenville
Hilton Chicago – Chicago
Illinois Department of Corrections – Springfield
Illinois Farm Bureau – Bloomington
INTERRA, Inc. – Bolingbrook
Lakeshore Recycling Systems – Morton Grove
Lewis and Clark Community College – Godfrey
Madison County Planning & Development Department – Edwardsville
Menasha Packaging 21G – Edwardsville
Nicor Gas – Naperville
Northwestern University – Evanston
Riggs Beer Company – Urbana
Sheridan Correctional Center – Sheridan
Smart Energy Design Assistance Center – Champaign
Solberg Manufacturing Inc. – Itasca
South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium – Chicago Heights
Sterling Lumber Company, LLC – Phoenix
Village of Hoffman Estates – Hoffman Estates
Village of Mount Prospect – Mount Prospect
Village of Mundelein – Mundelein



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