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Allerton Climate Action Plan (apCAP)

The Allerton Park Climate Action Plan (apCAP) is the first of a series of more detailed proposals to supplement the iCAP with goals and strategies specific to the needs and resources of on- and off-campus entities. By participating in the development of, and implementing the strategies outlined in, the apCAP, Allerton Park is continuing to exercise its dedication to environmental conservation, and serving as an example of ecological sustainability through institutional reform.

Seek External Grant Funding for Research

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a well known Tier 1 Research Institution, with several Nobel prize winners and highly utilized innovations, like the LED and the web-browser.  In support of the Climate Leadership Commitments, researchers can connect their grant applications to an iCAP project, using the campus as a Living Learning Laboratory.  The major funding bodies for sustainability research are EPA, NSF, DOE, and USDA.

Internal price on carbon

The 2015 iCAP, chapter 9, objective 4 is, "By the end of FY16, evaluate the feasibility of internally putting a price on carbon emissions." A detailed study by campus experts, drawing on expertise of corporate partners and other universities, could be conducted to determine what implementation would make the most sense for our campus. 

 

Net Zero Energy Building Grant

The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation’s Net Zero Energy Building Program will award grants to new construction or retrofit projects that achieve site net zero energy performance, or better, over the course of a year. Buildings must, at a minimum, offset all of their energy consumption with on-site generation from renewable resources. Grants will be paid incrementally, with full payment contingent on actual performance.

Idea Garden Solar PVs

The Master Gardeners are interested in adding rooftop solar PVs to the garden shed to the east of the Idea Garden in the Arboretum. The Idea Garden is a community garden planned, managed and maintained by the Champaign County Master Gardener volunteers.

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