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Projects Updates for Topic: SSC
This is a friendly reminder that our first Student Sustainability Committee Water Working Group meeting will be held tomorrow (Tuesday 10/14) in the Illini Union room 404 at 5 PM.
2. Funding process and criteria
3. Phase 1 applications
I am looking forward to meeting everyone! Please let me know if you have any questions.
SSC Water Working Group Chair
Apply Now for Funding from the Student Sustainability Committee – Deadline This Sunday!
The Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) reviews, recommends and funds over $1.1 million in sustainable projects annually that increase environmental stewardship, inspire change, and impact students. Past projects partially funded by the SSC include the Sustainable Student Farm, the ECE Building, and the Sustainability Living-Learning Community in University Housing.
The SSC is now accepting funding requests for the Fall 2014 funding cycle of the 2014-2015 academic year. All projects working toward a goal of improving sustainability at the University of Illinois are encouraged to apply. Student-led projects are welcome, but must be affiliated with a campus department and have a faculty or staff member as a sponsor. For full funding criteria or to complete an application, please visit the SSC Website. Applications are due by 11:59 PM THIS SUNDAY, October 19th for consideration in the Fall 2014 Funding Cycle, and projects will receive notification on whether they are invited to the next step in funding consideration by mid-November. Projects submitted after this deadline will have consideration deferred to the Spring 2015 funding cycle.
If you have any questions, please visit the SSC’s website or email Sustainability-Committee@illinois.edu.
Announcing a new course offered in Spring 2015 -- Monitoring and Evaluating SSC Projects
Adjunct Professor Warren Lavey is teaching a new class this Spring: ENVS 299 (Independent Studies of Environmental Topics) (2 credits, meeting Wednesdays 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm)
Enrollment limited to three juniors, seniors, or graduate students involved with the Student Sustainability Committee (present or past members or participants in a working group)
Stronger processes for monitoring and evaluating the performance of projects will help the SSC learn from and communicate the benefits of its efforts. This course will teach the tools for financial, environmental and other assessments, and apply them in developing information useful for the SSC's current and future work. Students will research and submit two 10-page reports -- one evaluating the performanceof a project funded several years ago, and the other analyzing the monitoring provisions and expected impacts in a pending proposal. Each student will work with the SSC to select important projects to research. Students will interview staff involved with the projects, collect data, research the performance of similar projects, and develop a customized framework for monitoring and evaluation.
Enrollment in this course is limited and students will be selected by the professor. If you would like to apply, please download and complete the application at http://ssc.union.illinois.edu/bootstrap/is_application.pdf.
Please submit via email by November 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be informed of the selections by November 10.
Our mailing address is:
University of Illinois
1401 W. Green Street
Urbana, Il 61801
Thanks for signing up to join the SSC’s transportation working group! We are excited to get this semester started with you all and to talk about our upcoming transportation projects. We have our first proposal submitted, which we’ll be going over and any others we have at the time. The first proposal is attached in this email. Also, we’ll be talking about how the SSC functions and why your involvement is important for this process! It is really key for you come and voice your opinion on these projects because we want student input strongly represented on all our projects.
Our first meeting will be next Wednesday, October 15, at 5pm in the Illini Union Room 403 and will last an hour at most.
In addition, if you have any projects in mind and would like to ask questions then this first meeting is perfect for that as well! Step 1 proposals are due Friday, October 19th.
Thanks and let me know if you have any questions,
P.S. If you would like me to remove you from the mailing list then please let me know.
Grace Kyung, MPH
Sustainable Transportation InternAttached Files:
Hello Water Working Group,
Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 14th at 5 PM in the Illini Union room 404. This room can be accessed via the north staircases (entrance off of Green). If you have a few minutes before the meeting, please familiarize yourself with the funding process and criteria, which can be found on the SSC website or using these links:
The meeting should not last the full hour.
I am looking forward to meeting everyone. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Water Working Group Chair
Julie A. Honegger
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
M.S. Agricultural Engineering 2015
see fileAttached Files:
Hello Education Working Group Members,
I am Nishant Makhijani, the SSC Education WG Chair for this semester. I am reaching out to you to set up a time for our first WG meeting. We will be meeting in week of the Oct. 13th. Please fill out the doodle by 5pm, Wednesday so we can book the room accordingly.
Looking forward to working with you all.
PS: If you would like to removed from this list, please let me know.
Student Sustainability Committee Meeting
Union, Leadership Center Conference Room
September 8, 2013
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
1. Determining Executive Positions 5:00-5:10
b. Vice Chair Internal and External
2. Working Group Formation and Chair Selection 5:10-5:25
3. Monitoring and Evaluation 5:25-5:35
4. Subcommittee Formation and Chair Selection 5:35-5:45
5. Bylaws update 5:45-5:50
6. Information meeting 5:50-6:00
Student Sustainability Committee
The Student Sustainability Committee'spurpose is to:
1) explore the options for the use of the student fees for sustainability and alternative energy generation, and 2) evaluate the feasibility of projects being discussed with the professional assistance of engineers in the Division of Facilities and Services. The committee reviews and recommends projects to be funded from two student fees, the $14.00 Sustainable Campus Environment fee and the $2.00 Cleaner Energy Technologies fee.
In Spring 2003, a $2.00 per semester non-refundable student fee for Cleaner Energy Technologies was approved by a student referendum. The intent of the fee is to "provide pollution-free renewable energy as a portion of the campus energy portfolio and reduce campus energy consumption." In Spring 2010, students passed a referendum that raised the Sustainable Campus Environment Fee from $5 to $14. The measure passed by 77% approval, and established University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as having the largest funding pool of its kind in the United States. The Student Sustainability Committee, is a joint student, faculty and staff committee, though students are the only voting members on the Committee.
The projects approved by the Student Sustainability Committee undergo approval by the Office of Sustainability.
To become a member of the Student Sustainability Committee, visit the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs website for application information and application deadlines.
Student Sustainability Committee Members
Students - 2012-2013
Kathryn Kinley - (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Marika Nell - (Civil and Environmental Engineering) - Treasurer
Suharsh Sivakumar - (Computer Science)
Emily Cross - (Earth Systems, Society and Environment)
Olivia Webb - (Agricultural and Biological Engineering)
Jordan Jessop - (Graduate Student, Natural Resources and Environmental Science)
Marcus Ricce - (Graduate Student, Urban and Regional Planning)
Felicia Speranske - (Natural Resouces and Environmental Science)
Sean Sullivan - (Earth Systems, Society, and Environment)
Teresa Tousignant - (Graduate Student, Architecture)
Faculty Advisors - 2012-2013
Brenda Coble Lindsey- Social Work
Brian Deal- Urban and Regional Planning
Praveen Kumar- Civil and Environmental Engineering
Robert Pahre- Political Science
Madhu Viswanathan- Business
Michelle Wander- Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Staff Advisors - 2012-2013
Stephanie Lage- Office of Sustainability
Betsy Jo Liggett- Environmental Compliance, Facilities and Services
Morgan Johnston- Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities and Services
John Prince- Deferred Maintenance, Facilities and Services
Ed Slazinik- Illini Union
Mckenzie Beverage – Student Programs and Activities