Letter from the Editor – Spring 2014

During this semester, I have attended several meetings and symposiums about the progress of campus sustainability. In particular, I learned from Ben McCall, the newly appointed associate Director for Campus Sustainability at the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, all of the ways UIUC is working to make campus a carbon-neutral institution. From where I’m […]

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University of Illinois Solar Farm

The Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) aims to have the University of Illinois carbon neutral by 2050. One strategy outlined in the plan is to invest in renewable energy technology. And perhaps the best type of renewable energy is solar energy, which is what the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) has petitioned for. Initial efforts included […]

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Sorting out Sorting

When you toss a coffee cup in the Union or a Gatorade bottle at the ARC, where does it go? Before facing eternity in a landfill or being recycled into new materials, it is first hauled to the University’s Waste Transfer Station (WTS). Since 1987, the WTS has been collecting and sorting all campus waste. […]

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GO Attends: iCAP Forum Edition!

On Wednesday, Oct 22, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) hosted the iCAP Forum, a chance for the campus community to get a glimpse into the university’s progress toward sustainability on campus. The Illinois Climate Action Plan, known as the iCAP, was adopted in 2010 by campus administration as the first of several […]

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Sustainable Dining on Campus!

Try to imagine a typical university dining hall. If you see stacks of trays loaded with unconsumed food, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, dining services generates large quantities of food waste, all of which required a lot of time, money, water and energy during production. Unfortunately, students do not consume all of this food and many […]

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