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These projects offer opportunities to connect campus sustainability efforts with new or existing research and teaching programs.

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Latest Updates

  • 7/8/2024

    All, Slow week, except for the full family that brought in 4 bikes over 2 days so everyone could get riding. One of the kids was extra inquisitive on what bikes parts were and their function. Genuine interest is always appreciated!

  • 7/1/2024

    All, Had a visit from someone who works at the Idea Store in Urbana. We were able to donate an old junky wheel to them for an art project—always happy to repurpose bike parts we can’t use!

  • 6/24/2024

    All, Uneventful week to report on. Real Feel temp all week was hovering near or above triple digits. Not a lot of folks out riding in that weather.

  • 6/21/2024

    Please see the included link to the live dashboard of the Energy Farms Agrivoltaic Solar Array.

  • 6/18/2024

    All, Apologies for the delay. Pretty uneventful week. I was out at a conference on Thursday and Friday. My staff handled shop hours on Friday without issue.

  • 6/10/2024

    All, Normal week to report on. Over the weekend made some good headway on the last of the abandoned bikes, with the help of the Bike Project and Habitat for Humanity.

  • 6/6/2024

    Below is an update from Yun Yi:


  • 6/4/2024

    Please see the included report completed by the 2023-24 Transportation iCAP Team.

  • 6/3/2024

    The air quality dashboard is live at the included link.


  • 6/3/2024

    All, Shortened week with Memorial Day. Otherwise, business as usual. Subpar donations are still trickling in, so we’re able to continue to pass those along to Habitat.