News & Events

News & Events


The Sustainable Business Center is committed to keeping you up-to-date on sustainability issues that affect our business market, our tenants, and our community. The Sustainable Business Center also collaborates with our tenants and partners to hold events to raise awareness about sustainability in the home, in business, in West Central Illinois, and worldwide. We hope that this page will serve as a resource for a better understanding of what sustainability is and how it impacts our modern world. For monthly SBC and sustainability news, subscribe to our newsletter.

Principles of Sustainable Buildings

Sep 21, 2016

Modern sustainable building technology borrows from the technology of the past.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint-Unplug It!

Aug 29, 2016

It's easier than you think to reduce your carbon footprint.

Farm-To-Table Dinner October 8th

Sep 21, 2016

Enjoy the fall harvest with en season restaurant during the next Farm-To-Table Dinner.

Bart Smith named en season executive chef

June 7, 2016

We welcome Bart Smith back to en season restaurant as our new executive chef.

Volunteer opportunities in our gardens

Mar 23, 2016

BEGINNING IN MARCH: Contact us to learn how you can volunteer to help plant and harvest in our gardens.

SBC featured on entrepreneurial website

Feb 25, 2016

Earlier this month, Eric Reader of Prairie Entrepreneurship Notes, came to visit and learn more about the Sustainable Business Center. See his article here.

SBC blog: What is a sustainable business?

Feb 9, 2015

Thoughts from the editor: As we have been working on this redesign of the Sustainable Business Center website, we were often discussing what exactly we mean when we say "sustainable business." Although there are many applicable definitions, we wanted to hear from our team members. This month we...

SBC in The Register Mail

Nov 9, 2014

Ben Zigterman of Galesburg’s The Register-Mail featured the Sustainable Business Center in an article earlier this month. The article focused on our goals for the upcoming year, including finding new tenants. If you missed the article, it is available on The Register-Mail website.

Congratulations to Intellihot

October 28, 2014

The wait for hot water is over! Intellihot produces the nation's first tankless hot water heater. After submitting their business plan for evaluation to a panel of judges from The Clean Energy Trust, a Chicago-based supporter of "clean energy startups," Intellihot was awarded $400,000 in funds to...

The Bluestem Grant

May 30, 2016

The Bluestem Grant, a Sustainable Business Incubation Program offered by the Sustainable Business Center in Galesburg, IL, is open to promising sustainable business ideas in the early stages of implementation.