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Projects Updates for Broaden Sustainability Education


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  1. Engagement SWATeam Support of ISG Resolution

    Associated Project(s): 

    The Education and Engagement SWATeams initiated conversation with Jessica Nicholson, representative of the Illinois Student Government (ISG). The ISG currently has a resolution to create a 3 credit-hour Sustainability Gen-Ed requirement for students in all colleges across the university, which is soon headed to the Committee on Educational Policy. The teams plan to attend public comment in support of this resolution.

  2. Sustainability Roadmap for the University

    Associated Project(s): 

    Student members of the Engagement Team, Hiba Ahmed and Miranda Johnson, are currently working on crafting a sustainability roadmap of resources for the university, which the team can utilize for our future recommendations and projects. Ahmed is specifically working on analyzing our own campus resources and Johnson is focusing on the success of other midwestern universities in promoting sustainability engagement.

  3. Sustainability Orientation

    Associated Project(s): 

    Sammy Yoo, member of the Engagement Team, met with Gina-Lee Olukoya, Associate Dean of Students, to discuss sustainability orientation for incoming students to the university. The current initiative for the university is to centralize freshman orientation programs from separate college leadership to uniform, university-wide programming. The Engagement Team plans to advocate for sustainability to be integrated into this new framework.


    Yoo has also been in contact with existing programs, including Inbound and Rise, to expedite sustainability inclusion in freshman orientation.

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