The Governor's Sustainability Award is the nation's oldest
continuing pollution prevention program, beginning in 1987. Last
year, 27 business and organizations were recognized for their
significant efforts in simultaneously advancing the "triple bottom
line" — people, planet, profits — within their organizations.
"Advancing the ‘triple bottom line' catalyzes economic and job
growth within Illinois while still preserving our natural and
cultural resources," according to Kevin O'Brien, director of the
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, which administers the award.
The center is a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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 technical assistance experts from the
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.
For more information and to apply for a 2014 Governor's
Sustainability Award, visit
www.istc.illinois.edu/info/govs_awards.cfm. The deadline for
application submittal is at the close of business on May 15.
Applications must be submitted online.
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The awards will be presented in the fall in the Chicago area.
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Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is
the home of the Illinois State Scientific Surveys: Illinois Natural
History Survey, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Illinois State
Geological Survey, Illinois State Water Survey and Illinois
Sustainable Technology Center. The institute was established by
statute in 2008 and builds on the surveys' reputations for basic and
applied research and service.
The Illinois Sustainable
Technology Center was established in 1985 and joined the Prairie
Research Institute with the other surveys in 2008. Its mission is to
encourage and assist citizens, businesses and government agencies to
prevent pollution, conserve natural resources and reduce waste in
order to protect human health and the environment of Illinois and