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ICAP Recommendation Engagement005 DIA and Green Sports Alliance

Posted by Quinn Connolly on May 22, 2023

On April 10, 2023 Jennifer Fraterrigo sen the following email:

Dear Mr. Whitman and Tim,

The Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) Working Group (iWG) recently approved recommendation Engagement005 from the Engagement iCAP Team for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics to formally join the Green Sports Alliance. The expectation is that doing so would increase the visibility of campus sustainability efforts and put UIUC on par with fellow Big10 institutions that are integrating sustainability into athletics. Additional details are provided in the attached recommendation.

The Formal iCAP Procedures include a section on campus unit responsibilities upon receipt of a recommendation, and we respectfully request your response to this recommendation by May 5, if possible. If you have any questions regarding this recommendation, we are happy to jump on a call with you to discuss it.


Jennifer Fraterrigo


On May 2, 2023 Josh Whitman responded:


The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA) approves the recommendation to formally join the Green Sports Alliance at the $2,500 Premier Membership level. Assistant Athletic Director Tim Knox will be responsible for coordinating the implementation for DIA.



On May 4, 2023 Jennifer forwarded the previous thread to Sarthak:

Hi Sarthak – one more!

Please mark this as successful on the portal; response below.




On May 20, 2023 Morgan White responded to Jennifer:

Hi Jen, Daphne, and Betsy,

I suggest we invite Tim Knox to a meeting, to see what support he may need from F&S and iSEE in this endeavor.  What do you think?  Or has something like that already happened?




On May 22, 2023 Betsy Ligget replied with the following email and attached documents:

This is great news, thank you for sharing! I’m happy to join a meeting with DIA regarding Green Sports Alliance, please let me know when I can assist with the transition. The last annual membership invoice (10-13-22) is attached and is for the Nov. 1st, 2022 - Nov. 30th, 2023 time period.

I have also attached the 2021 membership letter for everyone’s files.

Thanks again,