July 28, 2015
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Category Archives: Green Lights

These posts are written on the first week of each month. They will highlight a sustainability project of the past, present, or future at one or more MTD facility.

MTD Cleans Up Main Street

Earlier this summer, we reported on the status of MTD’s participation in the Adopt Urbana program. This post covered our commitment to the program as well as our recent adoption of Main Street between Vine Street and Glover Avenue. Our … Continue reading

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Green Light: Environmental System Audit

This time last year, we blogged about this very same audit for our ISO 14001:2004 certified Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS). And as that post detailed: MTD’s ISO 14001:2004 certification is “good” for three years. Part of the certification agreement is … Continue reading

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Green Light: MTD Adopts Main Street

Keeping our streets clean is something we value at MTD. The streets of our community are the threads that stitch together MTD’s system. These are the streets along which our passengers wait. These are the streets that encompass our operators’ scenery … Continue reading

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Green Light: C-U Bike Month

May is National Bike Month and the Champaign-Urbana community is in the midst of celebrating! There are several sponsored events throughout the month including seven opportunities to get this year’s t-shirt. This year, registrants who provide a donation to the Kickapoo Rail Trail will … Continue reading

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Green Light: MTD Employees Celebrate Boneyard Creek Community Day

This Saturday, April 18 is the 10th anniversary of Boneyard Creek Community Day. This event is an opportunity to help protect our local waterways through cleanup and public education activities. The Boneyard Creek is a tributary of the Saline Branch … Continue reading

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Green Light: Expanding Our Fenceline, Reducing Our Impact

The journey of MTD’s Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) began in 2011 and the Maintenance Facility was officially certified to the ISO 14001:2004 Standard two years later in 2013. Two years later, our ESMS is still going strong and we are … Continue reading

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Green Light: Illinois Green Office Challenge

This post was written by Jane Sullivan, MTD’s Grant Manager/Sustainability Planner. MTD is always up for a challenge, especially an environmental one. That’s why MTD is participating in the Illinois Green Office Challenge, organized by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. … Continue reading

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Green Light: Annual Environmental Report

This blog post was written by Jane Sullivan, MTD’s Grant Manager/Sustainability Planner. To close out 2014 in a “green” way, we’d like to share the information presented in our Annual Environmental Report. This report turned presentation served many purposes – … Continue reading

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Green Light: Race for Zero Waste

This post was written by Jane Sullivan, MTD’s Grant Manager/Sustainability Planner. Like any proud organization, MTD enjoys a little friendly competition, especially when it benefits our community and the environment. Fittingly, the District’s Administration and Operations Facility in Urbana is … Continue reading

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Green Light: Saving Green in Winter Months

Cold weather is upon us, Chambana! There are seven weeks left of fall, but the heaters are already turned on. The cold months can be one of the most difficult times to save energy. Here are three ways MTD works to save … Continue reading

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