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3-2-23 Fighting Illini, Fighting Waste Results

Posted by Daphne Hulse on March 15, 2023

Good afternoon,


Thank you for volunteering at the Fighting Illini, Fighting Waste event last Thursday! You were among ~100 other student volunteers who signed up and helped initiate recycling within State Farm Center. The community-level work you have done to raise awareness for sustainability is invaluable.


During this event, you helped divert 1,280 pounds of recyclable material away from the landfill! In total, 28% of the materials consumed at this event were diverted away from the landfill. We are incredibly impressed with this number. What a feat!


As a part of our improvement process for future events, we invite you to complete this anonymous Google Form survey.


Are you interested in joining other sustainability initiatives on campus?

  • Browse through the Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) Teams, and reach out to those you are interested in attending.
  • Sign up for a tour of the university’s Waste Transfer Station and learn about what happens after trash and recycling are thrown in the bin.
  • Sign the Use the Bin pledge and commit to always using the recycling bin. We’re working towards our 10,000-signature goal!
  • Sign up for the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment’s (iSEE) Illini Lights Out event coming up on Friday, March 24 from 5:30-7:00pm.
  • Attend the 2023 iSEE Congress: Addressing Crises of Planetary Scale
  • Join iSEE, Volunteer Illini Projects (VIP), Students for Environmental Concerns (SECS), and Facilities & Services on Thursday, April 18 for Earth Month Trash Pickup!


Thank you,


Daphne Hulse (she/her)
Zero Waste Coordinator
Facilities & Services | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
+1 (217) 333-7550 |