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Water Reduction Challenge Wrap-Up

Posted by Tyler Swanson on May 31, 2022

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Subject: Water Reduction Challenge Wrap-Up



This was the final week of the Water Reduction Challenge–congratulations for making it through! We hope that you have enjoyed the challenge and have picked up some steps to take to reduce your daily water use. We have enjoyed seeing students, staff, and community members get involved throughout the month and share their water reduction stories. If you have not already done so, please submit your Week 4 Google Form with an uploaded point grid by Tuesday, May 2nd. As a reminder, for each submission at the end of the week, you’ll be entered into a raffle for sustainability prizes! We will randomly choose winners and inform them soon.


It may be the end of the challenge, but continue to learn more about and get involved in sustainability initiatives at the University of Illinois and in your community! If you have not already done so, sign up for the iSEE newsletter at this link for a weekly email including upcoming events and sustainability news. In addition, check out these other ways to get involved in sustainability:

·        Look for events on the comprehensive Sustainability Calendar

·        Check out the iCAP Portal where we list and track our projects and progress

·        Read the Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) to learn about the campus’ sustainability goals 

·        iSEE offers a sustainability minor and certificate in environmental writing here: SEE Fellow Program.

·        Look into joining an iCAP Team. There are a limited number of student voting positions available; please reach out if you are interested because there may be an opportunity!

·        If you are on the Illinois campus, check out our Greener Campus Certification opportunities (for offices, events, and Greek chapters)

·        Sign the Use the Bin Pledge to always recycle and use the recycling bin!

·        Talk to your friends and peers about sustainability. Lead by example!


Congratulations again for your dedication to tracking your water use habits this month! Thank you so much for your participation, no matter if you submitted a grid once or every week. Continue to use what you learned throughout the month in your daily life, and tell your family and friends about what you have learned. Thank you again!