Governor Quinn Announces Winners of the 2012 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Awards Print
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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.

For more information on the winners, please contact Deb Jacobson at 630-472-5019 and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and visit

Governor’s 26th Annual Sustainability Awards Winners:

College Campuses:

Danville Area Community College
DePaul University
Elmhurst College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Joliet Junior College
Heartland Community College
Kankakee Community College
Lewis & Clark Community College
Lewis University
Lincoln Land Community College
Moraine Valley Community College
Northwestern University
Northwestern College
Roosevelt University
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Southwestern Illinois College
Triton College
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Waubonsee Community College
Wilbur Wright College



Advocate Health Care
Caterpillar Inc., Global R&D Headquarters
CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
City of Moline
County of Will
Farmland Foods, Inc.
Flex-N-Gate Urbana
Fluorecycle, Inc.
Knauz Automotive Group
The Label Printers L.P.
Lawrence Foods, Inc.
Naperville Park District
Naval Station Great Lakes
The Peterson Garden Project
Quaker Foods & Snacks, Bridgeview Facility
Testa Produce, Inc.
Vaughan & Bushnell Mfg. Co.
Village of Schaumburg
Wight & Company


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