National Guard thanks ISTC for 20 years of environmental assistance

The Illinois Department of Military Affairs (IDMA) recognized the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) for its “long, outstanding and professional support” during a ceremony at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, on April 28.


ISTC receives recognition from Illinois National Guard
An award for supporting the Illinois National Guard Environmental Office over the last 20 years was presented by Illinois Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Richard Hayes Jr., to Mike Springman, Joe Pickowitz, and Shantanu Pai of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center’s Technical Assistance Program April 28 at Camp Lincoln.

ISTC is a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois that assists citizens, businesses, and government agencies with preventing pollution, conserving natural resources, and reducing waste.


A plaque was presented to Technical Assistance Program personnel Mike Springman, Joe Pickowitz, and Shantanu Pai in appreciation a 20-year collaboration to help the Illinois Army National Guard meet its commitment to sustainable operations using sound environmental management practices.


As the lead contact with IDMA, Environmental Engineer Springman has helped develop requirements for their Environmental Management System, solid waste management planning, pollution prevention planning, hazardous materials planning, and a range of environmental compliance assessments and audits. He also managed remediation projects and implemented green chemistry upgrades at military installations.


TAP expertise has helped IDMA embrace the goals of the Army Strategy for the Environment by planning early for environmental impacts in their operations.