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Posted by Morgan White on October 3, 2013
Hello sustainable electronics enthusiasts! Thanks to those of you who came to ISTC yesterday for the preliminary group meeting. It’s both inspiring and somewhat daunting to consider the breadth of activities across campus that relate to sustainable electronics in some way, and the number of paths we could pursue to bring about positive change within our University. I’m confident that if we focus our attentions, as discussed yesterday, on topics that smaller groups can meet about and pursue, while also coming together as a larger group periodically to share ideas and insights, we’ll accomplish wonderful things and strengthen the ever growing “culture of sustainability” on campus.
ISTC, through its Sustainable Electronics Initiative (SEI), will continue to coordinate meeting arrangements and information sharing among the smaller subgroups (research, education, and operations for now, though those names and themes are subject to change). I’ve set up a page on the SEI web site for this campus consortium—see http://www.sustainelectronics.illinois.edu/services/campusconsortium.cfm. Through this page we can share meeting minutes, scheduling details, and relevant documents for the subgroups and broader consortium, in one place.
Some of the attendees at yesterday’s meeting expressed interest in having a list of contact information for those who came or had planned to come. I can compile a list of attendee names, email addresses, departments/affiliations, and phone numbers to distribute. If you would prefer not to share your contact info, let me know by October 9.
I’ll be in touch with a few of you directly in the near future to discuss possible presentations for small group meetings. Everyone should watch their email inboxes for notes and Doodles related to subgroup meetings around the topics of research, education, and operations/policy. When meeting dates and times are established, I’ll post those to the web page and send everyone an email notice. We’ll tentatively plan to make the SJW conference room at ISTC available for those initial small group meetings.
If you have colleagues or students who you think should be involved in these efforts, please direct them to the web page listed above or have them contact me to be added to the mailing list. If you are receiving these messages but would like to be removed from the mailing list, just email me to let me know.
Joy Scrogum, M.S.
Emerging Technologies Resource Specialist
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC; www.istc.illinois.edu)
A division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Co-Coordinator, Sustainable Electronics Initiative (SEI; www.sustainelectronics.illinois.edu)
International Sustainable Electronics Competition (www.ewaste.illinois.edu)
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR; www.glrppr.org)
GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx; www.p2rx.org)