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Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) (Ongoing)

Project History

  • 11/15/2017

    Each year, the Student Sustainability Committee completes an annual report to document our funding activity. Please see the 2016-2017 annual report.

  • 11/7/2017

    On November 7, 2017, the Student Sustainability Committee held a full committee meeting. SSC discussed subcommittee operations, a shift in the executive board, a scope change from Space Systems, and takeaways from different conferences.


The Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) is a student-led campus committee charged with the distribution of two student fees: the Sustainable Campus Environment Fee and the Clean Energy Technologies Fee. With the ultimate goal of making the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign a leader in campus sustainability, SSC reviews, recommends, and funds projects that increase environmental stewardship, inspire change, and impact students.

The Student Sustainability Committee has identified six focus areas for sustainability improvements on campus. Working groups will explore possible projects for future funding within each focus area. In addition, working groups will pre-review each funding application and make a recommendation to the committee for project funding. Each working group is chaired by a student SSC member and advised by a faculty or staff SSC member.

  • Energy: This working group will explore possibilities for carbon reduction through renewable energy, energy efficiency, and green building.
  • Food & Waste: This working group will explore possibilities to expand sustainable food consumption and responsible waste practices.
  • Water: This working group will explore potable water use reduction, greywater use, and water conservation in campus facilities.
  • Land: This working group will explore carbon sequestration and reducing inputs for managing landscapes.
  • Education: This working group will explore ways to further incorporate sustainability into curriculum, programming, and departmental educational missions.
  • Transportation: This working group will explore alternative, low carbon transportation options for students, faculty, and staff.

Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Cathy Liebowitz

    Project Leader:

    Nick Heyek


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