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Goals are the long-term targets, including the primary goal for our campus to become a global model of sustainability by creating effective, positive change. As the flagship public university in the state of Illinois, the campus has a moral and ethical responsibility to lead, to set aggressive goals, to work to meet them, and to serve as a model for the community, state, and nation. The iCAP represents a roadmap to a new, prosperous, and sustainable future for the University.

The 2015 iCAP sets the following goals for FY20 (ending on June 30, 2020):

  • Energy Utilization: 30% improvement from FY08 baseline
  • Energy Emissions: 30% reduction from FY08 baseline
  • Transportation Emissions: return to FY08 baseline level
  • Water Conservation: 30% reduction from FY08 baseline
  • Stormwater Reuse: 25% of stormwater to be reused on campus
  • Total Waste Diversion: 90% of solid waste diverted from landfills
  • Agricultural Emissions: 30% reduction from FY15 baseline
  • Education & Outreach: provide immersive sustainability learning opportunities

Download a PDF of the approved 2015 Illinois Climate Action Plan.