For over 20 years, Illinois EPA has been placing 15 to 20 upper-level university students at facilities around the state to work on pollution prevention projects during the summer. The purpose of the student internship program is to help facilities reduce environmental impacts, improve efficiency and save money. The program is also designed to provide college students with practical work experience and the opportunity to make an environmental difference.
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In the near future, going green will no longer be optional. Rather than waiting to react to regulatory mandates and competitors’ moves, manufacturers that have their eye on the future have begun to turn sustainability into a competitive advantage. Join PNC and Smart Business for a special one-hour Webinar, where we’ll focus on what you need to know about incorporating sustainability into your manufacturing operations. The session will also highlight best practices from the CEOs of two manufacturers that have figured out how to successfully do so.
Join Carlos Cardoso, CEO of Kennametal, and Tony Petrelli, COO of CardPak, as they discuss:
- How to outline specific goals for achievable sustainability, as well as how to build a system that creates buy in for employees
- Why sustainability goes far beyond just environmental issues and ‘going green’
- What you need to consider when measuring ROI on sustainability best practices
IMEC and the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Combining Forces to Drive Sustainability
Helping Chicago area manufacturers reduce the impacts of their operations on the environment and improve profits is the aim of a newly created strategic alliance between the Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC) and the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC).
Under the agreement, the two non-profit business assistance organizations will jointly conduct in-depth assessments of manufacturing production processes, and deliver training and technical support to help companies prevent pollution, divert solid waste from landfills, and increase energy efficiency. The collaboration will also focus on providing manufacturers with information on waste-reducing technologies and sustainable management practices.