for Academic Year 2016/2017 are:
President : Mani Valathur
Vice President : Valeria
Jt-Secretary : interim: Mani Valathur
Treasurer : interim: Mani Valathur
Green Fee Committee
Faculty Advisor - Dr. Alex Peimer
Green Business Conference
ISEC adds an important grassroots voice to the existing network of environmental advocacy in Illinois. Studying and helping to promote cutting-edge environmental policies is a core component of our work. Students from ISEC traveled to Springfield twice annually in 2007 and 2008 to discuss the need for new policies to control and promote recycling of the burgeoning amount of e-waste in our state generated from discarded TVs, computers, and other electronics. Their work was responsible for 15 additional co-sponsors of Illinois’ Electronics Waste law, adopted in 2008. In February 2009, ISEC students once again traveled to Springfield to advocate for changes in composting policies. Their work ultimately led to an improved regulatory framework that makes composting easier for businesses in the state. Students at several schools are now working on establishing compost collection on their campuses to take advantage of the law they helped to pass. In March 2009, ISEC students traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in Power Shift, a national campaign to pressure Congress to take action on climate change.
Preparing students to actively engage the public policy decision-making process is an essential component of ISEC’s work. Toward that goal, ISEC holds a fall conference each year designed to introduce students to the different arenas in which policies are discussed and adopted and how they can have a meaningful voice in these forums. Past conferences have featured then Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn and State Representative Julie Hamos. The conference also includes a keynote address delivered by a speaker with considerable experience in community organizing.
In order to foster the students’ growth and continued involvement in the environmental community, ISEC provides resources on job opportunities and internships. Information on job openings and networking opportunities is presented in the ISEC newsletter, reaching almost 800 students.
ISEC seeks to be a model organization for other states. Through the achievement of these goals, we hope not only to create environmental leaders of tomorrow, but also to make a significant impact on the shape of environmental policy for our community.
Please contact Matt Steffen (email@example.com or call (847) 830-2057) with any questions or if you would like to sign up for ISEC updates
If any non-executive representative does not attend the minimum set meetings, then they automatically agree that they have willingly forfeited and vacated their elected non-executive representative position in the organization.
Officers for Academic Year 2014/2015:
Jt-Secretary : "Mani Valathur"
Treasurer : "Dayani Pieri"
: Anett Zlotorzycki, Mani Valathur
: John Hickey, "Dayani Pieri"
Officers from Academic Year 2013/2014:
Jt-Secretary- Mani Valathur "Default"
Treasurer - Mani Valathur "Default"
Green Fee Committee Representatives