27 Illinois organizations honored for Achievements in Sustainability

CHICAGO - Twenty-seven Illinois companies and organizations were honored today for their significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future, and improving the economy. The winners were announced during a ceremony at the Union League Club in Chicago.

"Illinois' success as an economic and cultural leader depends upon our responsible management of natural resources, as well as sustainable development," said Kevin OBrien, director of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, which administers the awards program. Every year, a group of champions represents the highest models of sustainable commerce, resource use, and governance - the winners of the Illinois Sustainability Awards.

Since 1987, ISTC has presented Sustainability Awards to organizations in Illinois that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices. 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 ISTC technical assistance experts.

The 2018 award winners are listed below. Photos of winning teams can be requested from

More information on the Illinois Sustainability Awards program, lists of previous winners, and information on technical assistance services are available from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One Hazelwood Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, phone (217) 333-8940, The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center is a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

2018 Illinois Sustainability Award Winners

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District - Urbana

College of Lake County - Grayslake

dormakaba USA Inc. - Steeleville

Downers Grove Sanitary District - Downers Grove

DuPage County - Wheaton

First Presbyterian Church of Danville - Danville

Golden State Foods McCook - McCook

Greenville University - Greenville

Hilton Chicago - Chicago

Illinois Department of Corrections - Springfield

Illinois Farm Bureau - Bloomington

INTERRA, Inc. - Bolingbrook

Lakeshore Recycling Systems - Morton Grove

Lewis and Clark Community College - Godfrey

Madison County Planning & Development Department - Edwardsville

Menasha Packaging 21G - Edwardsville

Nicor Gas - Naperville

Northwestern University - Evanston

Riggs Beer Company - Urbana

Sheridan Correctional Center - Sheridan

Smart Energy Design Assistance Center - Champaign

Solberg Manufacturing Inc. - Itasca

South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium - Chicago Heights

Sterling Lumber Company, LLC - Phoenix

Village of Hoffman Estates - Hoffman Estates

Village of Mount Prospect - Mount Prospect

Village of Mundelein - Mundelein

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