The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center will hold its 2013 Award Ceremony and Symposium Oct. 29 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center will hold its 2013 Award Ceremony and Symposium Oct. 29 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. Each year the ISTC presents Governor's Sustainability awards to organizations in Illinois that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices. In addition to the Governor’s awards, public and private universities will be recognized that upheld the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact. Illinois Sustainable Technology Center’s mission is to be at the forefront of environmental and energy research and innovative technological advances that protect natural resources and reduce wastes. The 2013 ISTC Award Ceremony and Symposium will create an economic impact of about $3,440 and fill 10 hotel rooms in the Peoria area. There will be about 150 individuals in attendance.