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Regional EPA Administrator Steps Down

January 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The regional director of the Environmental Protection Agency overseeing Illinois and five other states has resigned. Her departure is a consequence of the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan.
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Sustainability at the Shedd

December 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

By all accounts, John Graves Shedd was a successful businessman of his day; Marshall Field called him “the best merchant in the United States.” He was also a philanthropist and civic leader, donating to schools, hospitals and libraries. But the one reason that today his name is known to every Chicagoan is that it is etched in marble on what is perhaps his greatest gift, the Shedd Aquarium.
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Overall Water Usage Declines in the U.S.

January 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Kelli Foy

Those of us living in the Great Lakes region might take it for granted, but water conservation is an important part of creating a secure environment. A recent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report boasts some good news on this front for sustainability experts.
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IIT Takes First Prize in Water Saving Competition

June 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

By Linda Seggelke

The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) recently took home first prize in the Campus RainWorks Challenge among small institutions. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Challenge to increase awareness and to inspire the upcoming engineers, landscape architects and planners to focus on infrastructure that helps manage stormwater, improve water quality and prevent flooding caused by heavy rains on a college or university campus. The winning team consisted of a faculty advisor and 14 graduate and undergraduate students from various disciplines including landscape architecture, environmental management, business and engineering.
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