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Plan for Organic Waste

The iCAP 2020 objective 5.5 is to "Develop a detailed comprehensive plan including implementation and operational costs/benefits to sustainably dispose of all food scraps and other organics by FY24, and fully implement the plan by FY33." The responsible campus unit for championing this objective is F&S.

Certified Green Event Program

The Certified Green Events Program was launched as of November 2020!  This program is run by iSEE and aims to encourage all entities at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to commit to more environmentally conscious choices when planning events.

Event organizers can certify their events - even if they are held remotely - by completing any five elective actions among the following categories: transportation, energy use reduction, waste reduction, food and dining, or innovative options.

Certified Green Chapter Program

Welcome to the Certified Green Chapter Program at the University of Illinois! The CGCP is a newly-launched program of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, the University of Illinois center for sustainability-focused research, academic, and campus sustainability improvement. We are very excited to be working with Greek Chapters to increase the sustainability of Greek houses around our campus!

Agrivoltaics: Crop Production and Solar Panels on the Same Land

Global demand for food, energy, and water is increasing, which poses the challenge of how to meet these demands in an environmentally and economically sustainable way. At present, energy production is dominated by carbon-intensive fossil fuels; however, renewable energies are being integrated into the energy sector at an increasing rate. Bioenergy crops reduce dependence on fossil fuels, but the efficiency of crops converting sunlight to stored energy is low — and the water requirements from agronomic and industrial perspectives is high.

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