sustainability

Emphasis - April 5th
10:46 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Sustainable & Conventional Ag Ultimately on Same Side

Field of Corn
Credit Discovery.com

This week on emphasis Western Illinois University professors Joel Gruver and Bart Gill discuss how agriculture as a whole has done in reaching out to the public. 

Doctor Gruver specializes in sustainable agriculture while Doctor Gill expertise lies more in conventional ag practices.

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Garden Feeds Students Even In Winter
11:26 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Monmouth College Students Eat Local Year Round

(from left to right) Claton Brundige, Allison Razo, Will Terrill and Connor Shields.

In the Midwest eating local can seem easy during the summer when farmer’s markets are full of produce. In the winter though, eating locally can be a bit more challenging.

Nonetheless several Monmouth College students are trying to do just that.

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Emphasis – January 25
10:55 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Talking About Sustainability

Timothy Collins
Credit Rich Egger

This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guest is Timothy Collins, Assistant Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs. They talk about sustainability and the upcoming series of Sustainability Brownbaggers at Western Illinois University.

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GSBC allowed Lamboo to partner with 30 companies.
3:07 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Lamboo Graduates from Galesburg Sustainable Business Center

Examples of Lamboo's structural materials.
Credit http://www.lamboo.us/structure-bamboo-structural-beams

The whole point of a business incubator is that companies will eventually leave, that they become so successful  that don’t need the help the incubator provides. The first company recently graduated from Galesburg’s Sustainable Business Center.

Lamboo sells “laminated engineered bamboo” products for construction such as trusses and beams,  as well as door and window frames.

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Sitka Salmon Shares has succesful first year.
1:51 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Galesburg Business has a Happy Holiday

Marsh Skeele, one of Sitka Salmon Shares fisherman.
Credit Sitka Salmon Shares

A company that started this past year in Galesburg’s sustainable business center is having a happy holiday season. Sitka Salmon Shares sells portions, or shares, of a fisherman’s catch to customers across the Midwest.

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