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Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
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Champaign, IL 61821
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ISTC office phone: (217) 333-8957
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A Quick Reference Guide to Developing Library Policies and Procedures
by Laura Barnes - Last Updated Sep 14, 2011
ISTC Library policies for collection development, patron confidentiality, interlibrary loan, and reference for other librarians to use as examples, as well as suggestions for further reading.
Tags: howto, library, policies, prairie research institute library, procedures
Auto Salvage-Great Lakes Region Topic Hub
by Laura Barnes, Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable - Last Updated Mar 27, 2013
Resources to help automobile salvage facilities in the Great Lakes region go beyond minimal environmental compliance requirements and incorporate P2 techniques into their operations.
Tags: auto salvage, end of life vehicles, glrppr, great lakes, p2rx, pollution prevention, prairie research institute library
Battery Recycling
by Laura Barnes - Last Updated Jul 16, 2014
Information on battery recycling including links to recycling resources in Champaign-Urbana.
Tags: batteries, champaign_urbana, consumer information, pollution prevention, prairie research institute library, recycling, zero waste
Biochar and the Environment
by Laura Barnes - Last Updated May 13, 2013
Resources relating to biochar and the environment.
Tags: agriculture, biochar, environment, pollution prevention, prairie research institute library, soil science, sustainability
Environmental Education
by Laura Barnes - Last Updated Jul 10, 2013
Guide to environmental education resources and curricula for teachers and teachers in training. Includes subject specific resources.
Tags: energy, environment, environmental_education, pollution prevention, prairie research institute library, sustainability, teaching
Environmental Films
by Laura Barnes - Last Updated Jul 9, 2014
A guide to films with environmental themes.
Tags: environment, environmental education, film, pollution prevention, prairie research institute library
Environmental Novels
by Laura Barnes - Last Updated Jul 8, 2014
A guide to juvenile, young adult, and adult novels with environmental themes, generally focused on pollution.
Tags: books, eco-friendly, environment, fiction, novels, pollution, pollution prevention, prairie research institute library, reader's advisory, reading
Getting Started with Social Media: A Guide for Nonprofit Organizations and Government Agencies
by Laura Barnes - Last Updated Mar 14, 2014
Guide to resources and information about making a case for social media and developing a plan for which tools to use.
Tags: community organizations, government, marketing, prairie research institute library, social media
Green Living
by Laura Barnes - Last Updated Jul 16, 2014
Resources to help you green your home and make better environmental decisions.
Tags: consumer information, energy conservation, energy efficiency, glrppr, green home, green lifestyle, green living, pollution prevention, prairie research institute library, recycling, zero waste
Green Up Your Library
by Laura Barnes - Last Updated Feb 21, 2012
Resources and handouts for the Green Up Your Library pre-conference, presented at the 2009 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Peoria, IL.
Tags: green, illinois library association, library, prairie research institute library, sustainability
Green/Sustainable Building
by Laura Barnes - Last Updated Jul 16, 2014
A guide to resources related to green building and sustainable architecture
Tags: construction, environment, glrppr, green_building, pollution prevention, prairie research institute library, sustainability, sustainable_architecture, zero waste
Illinois Environmental Law - Pollution and Sustainability
by Laura Barnes - Last Updated Jun 13, 2014
This LibGuide serves as a reference aid for Illinois Statutory Law regarding environmental and pollution regulations, sustainability initiatives, and energy efficiency standards. Commercial groups are encouraged to use guide to meet state requirements.
Tags: environmental compliance, environmental law, environmental legislation, environmental regulation, illinois, istc, prairie research institute library
ISTC Sustainability Film Festival 2014
by Laura Barnes - Last Updated May 29, 2014
A guide to resources relating to the three films screened during ISTC's Sustainability Film Festival, held from April 22-24, 2014. They are: Living Downstream, Terra Blight, and Waste = Food.
Tags: electronic waste, environmental health, environmental toxicology, films, glrppr, green business, green lifestyle, prairie research institute library, public health, sustainability, sustainable design, sustainable product design, water pollution
Library Resources for Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Staff
by Laura Barnes - Last Updated Mar 11, 2014
Guide to library resources and services for staff of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.
Tags: illinois sustainable technology center, istc, prairie research institute, prairie research institute library
Light Pollution and Sensible Lighting Alternatives
by Laura Barnes - Last Updated Jul 8, 2014
Guide to resources explaining why light pollution is a problem and offering sensible lighting alternatives.
Tags: energy efficiency, light pollution, pollution prevention, prairie research institute library
Mercury -- Schools Topic Hub
by Laura Barnes, Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable - Last Updated Mar 27, 2013
A guide to resources covering all aspects of mercury in schools, including alternatives.
Tags: environmental education, glrppr, great lakes, mercury, p2rx, pollution prevention, prairie research institute library, schools
Pollution Prevention 101
by Laura Barnes, Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable - Last Updated Jul 22, 2014
Resources for pollution prevention (P2) technical assistance providers. Geared particularly toward those new to the P2 field.
Tags: environment, environmental compliance, glrppr, pollution prevention, prairie research institute library, process engineering, sustainability, zero waste
Printing -- Flexography Topic Hub
by Laura Barnes, Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable - Last Updated May 29, 2014
Basic information on flexographic printing, including pollution prevention options and links to additional resources.
Tags: flexographic printing, flexography, glrppr, pollution prevention, topic hub
Printing -- Lithography Topic Hub
by Laura Barnes, Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable - Last Updated May 29, 2014
Basic information on lithographic printing, including pollution prevention options and links to additional resources.
Tags: glrppr, lithographic printing, lithography, topic hub
Social Media Best Practices
by Laura Barnes - Last Updated Jul 14, 2014
Resources relating to social media best practices for Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, as well as links to tools for curating social media content.
Tags: best practices, glrppr, p2rx, prairie research institute library, social media
Sustainable School Design Topic Hub
by Laura Barnes, Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable - Last Updated Jul 23, 2014
A guide to resources for making school buildings more environmentally friendly.
Tags: glrppr, green building, green schools, sustainable architecture, sustainable schools, topic hub
Technology Diffusion Topic Hub
by Laura Barnes, Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable - Last Updated May 13, 2014
Resources relating to diffusion of technological innovations, especially in the area of pollution prevention.
Tags: adop2t, diffusion of innovations, engineering, everett rogers, glrppr, p2rx, pollution prevention, prairie research institute library, sociology, technology diffusion

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