Chancellor Wise and Pradeep Khanna on a Quad Walk with students and faculty

Sustainability is: Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

The Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) outlines a path for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to achieve carbon neutrality by the year 2050.  The Campus committed to this ambitious goal when it signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) on February 22, 2008.

The University of Illinois is in a prime position to solve society’s most challenging needs, including the health, social, economic, and ecological impacts associated with climate change.  With high-caliber researchers and experts in diverse fields across campus, the University seeks to implement innovative solutions to these pressing issues, and become a leader in sustainability efforts locally, nationally, and globally.

Since developing the 2010 iCAP, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed hundreds of projects to tackle the broad range of sustainability issues that face our campus and our world.  This site is a repository for summary information about each iCAP project, both to share the information publicly and to assist in collecting information for reporting purposes. Each project page includes a project description, contact names, funding details, location map(s), metrics and targets to measure success, current status of the project, and regular updates as projects are discussed, approved, and implemented.  If you would like to recommend a new project or are aware of an existing project that is not listed on this site, please use the “Suggest a Project” tab to let us know.

Read the full 2010 Illinois Climate Action Plan.