|Governor Quinn Announces Winners of the 2012 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Awards|
|News Releases - Environment, Weather & Nature|
|Written by Leslie Wertheimer|
|Monday, 12 November 2012 14:22|
Awards Recognize Illinois Businesses and Colleges That Promote Green Innovation
OAK BROOK – November 10, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn Friday announced the winners of the 2012 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Awards, which recognize college campuses and businesses throughout Illinois that demonstrate a strong commitment to improving the environment through sustainable practices. Since 1987, the awards have been administered on behalf of the Governor by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) at the University of Illinois, a leader in environmental and energy research. This is the first year campuses have been considered for an award.
“Investing in sustainability creates jobs, boosts our economy and is an investment in our future,” Governor Quinn said. “These awards foster innovation and encourage our universities and businesses to help us build a stronger, greener Illinois.”
The Governor’s Sustainability Awards are issued for excellence in environmental sustainability practices and continued improvement. Organizations have also been recognized for their efforts to implement green practices such as energy conservation and innovative sustainable technology use. The actions taken by these groups signify a step forward in environmentally friendly practices for Illinois.
Governor’s 26th Annual Sustainability Awards Winners:
Danville Area Community College
Advocate Health Care
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