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  1. TED Talk: Eco-Edition Series - America Recycles Day on 11/15/22!

    Join us for iSEE's November TED Talk: Eco-Edition event in celebration of America Recycles Day! F&S Zero Waste Coordinator, Daphne Hulse, and Waste Management intern, Shreya Mahajan, will host the discussion on zero waste initiatives and its significance.

    Participants will view a prerecorded TED Talk followed by a guided discussion and roundtable conversation. The TED Talk: Eco-Edition series is designed to unite campus and community members for a passionate, respectful, and thought-provoking dialogue about a certain aspect of sustainability. No preparation is necessary and all are welcome to this event!

    Sign up here to learn, discuss, and connect with peers in a casual, social setting. Grab your favorite snack and get comfortable! Topics and hosts vary each month.

    Nov 15, 2022 07:00 PM

  2. TED Talk: Eco-Edition Series - Campus Sustainability Month 10/26/22

    The October - Campus Sustainability Month TED Talk: Eco-Edition Series event was held on 10/26/22. Lucy Nifong led a thought-provoking and inspiring discussion around the topic of “climate action needs new frontline leadership.” For those that could not make it, I attached her PowerPoint presentation and hope you take the time to watch the TED Talk by Ozawa Bineshi Albert. After our conversations this evening, I feel motivated to keep writing our legislators and lead by example. We all have the power to make a difference! Be sure to check out Lucy’s Op-Ed: Students Must Get out the Vote So We Can Break the “Midterm Curse”!

    Our next TED Talk: Eco-Edition series event will be held on Nov. 15 at 7 PM in celebration of America Recycles Day. Sign up here and I look forward to seeing you there!

     

  3. Campus Sustainability Month Activities - Oct 2022

    One of our favorite times of the year is almost here… Campus Sustainability Month! Below is a highlight of major events and programs happening this October, though check out the iSEE Sustainability Calendar for the full list. This is the perfect time to take action and show your support for environmental consciousness (and the Illinois Climate Action Plan!). I look forward to seeing you across campus!

     

    • Plastic Reduction Challenge: Are you up to the challenge? From October 3–30, we provide the resources and point system to help you track your plastic use each week and find sustainable alternatives. The point system and fillable grid are attached, and additional information will be sent out prior to the start of the challenge. Take part with this fun and interactive community, and earn the chance to win a sustainability prize pack. It is easy to make a positive impact! Sign up here for the challenge.
       
    • Clothing Swap: This is the perfect opportunity to donate your clothing items and update your wardrobe! Join iSEE, SECS, and SSLC for this reduce/reuse event at the Channing Murray Foundation on Tuesday, October 11. Drop off clothes at Channing Murray the day before, or during the event itself from 10AM – 3PM.  All are welcome to drop off and/or participate (it’s free!).
       
    • Green Quad Day: Come check out the variety of student, staff, faculty, and community-led environmental groups on Thursday, October 13 from 11AM – 3PM at the Anniversary Plaza (cement area between the Quad and Union). This is a great opportunity to talk with and learn about the many sustainability efforts on campus. The rain date is October 17. If you are interested in representing your organization at a table, sign up here.
       
    • Water Taste Test: It’s 2022 – why are we still drinking from plastic bottles? Let’s put our tap water to the test and see, blindly, which water we prefer. Check out the iSEE table at Green Quad Day (above) and see if you can taste a difference between bottled water and tap! In the meantime, take our drinking water behavior survey (and win a chance for a $50 gift card).
       
    • Illini Lights Out: Join us to shut off lights in buildings around campus to save energy and reduce the environmental impact of our massive university! Meet at 5:30PM in the lobby of the Foreign Language Building on Friday, October 14 to receive brief instructions before heading out to turn off lights in assigned buildings. Come back to FLB (roughly 6:30) when you are done to turn in your clipboard, get a snack, and pat yourself on the back for helping to save so much energy! Register here, and come by yourself or bring a friend!
       
    • Campus Sustainability Celebration: All are welcome to attend this annual event on Monday, October 17 from 3-6PM at NCSA (auditorium and lobby), 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana. The first two hours will be spent in the Auditorium, where we will hear from campus sustainability leaders and from the iCAP Teams. Following the presentations (5-6 PM), each iCAP Team will have a table in the lobby/atrium area for roundtable discussion, suggestions, and a Q&A. Student environmental groups will have tables set up and together, we will enjoy conversation, light refreshments, and cake!
       
    • Trash Cleanup: Help keep our campus beautiful! On Wednesday, October 19, meet at Alma Mater at 4PM and join us to collect trash and recycling around campus until 5:30PM.
       
    • TED Talk: Eco-Edition Series: Tune in to this edition of iSEE’s ongoing Zoom series on Wednesday, October 26 from 7 – 8PM. Our host this month is Lucy Nifong, a senior in Agricultural and Consumer Economics, iSEE Communications Intern, and Vice Chair Internal of the Student Sustainability Committee. Participants will view a prerecorded TED Talk, followed by a guided discussion and roundtable on Campus Sustainability Month! Sign up here.
       
    • Sustainability BINGO: Fill out the iSEE board (attached) for a chance to win prizes! The board (PDF) includes sustainability-related activities and initiatives you can do across campus during Sustainability Month (Oct. 1-31). Make sure you document and let us know which actions you completed using the Google Form to be eligible for the prize drawing.
       
    • Have you gotten your office, event, or Greek chapter certified as Green yet? It’s easy to be sustainable! Get certified and be recognized!
  4. TED Talk: Eco-Edition Series - Geothermal Energy

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    We are very appreciative of Dr. Andrew Stumpf and Dr. Tugce Baser for leading the discussion on geothermal energy on 9-19-22. Please see the attached PowerPoint presentation for an overview of the information provided during the event. Below are additional resources and opportunities to get further involved on the topic:

    Mark your calendars for our October TED Talk in celebration of Campus Sustainability Month! Lucy Nifong, senior undergraduate student in Agricultural and Consumer Economics, will host the conversation on 10/26 at 7 PM. Register here!

    Be sure to check out the full list of sustainability events on the iSEE calendar.

  5. Upcoming sustainability events - August 2022

    The semester is right around the corner. Welcome back to campus! You are invited to several upcoming climate-related events:

    1. Let’s Talk about Sustainability: iSEE (Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment) is hosting a daily in-person gathering from 10-11 AM during the first week of the semester (August 22-26) in the South Lounge at the Illini Union. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Together, we will listen to a brief presentation by a subject-matter expert (agenda below), followed by an open discussion of ideas and questions from attendees. Stop by one morning - or each day next week - and help spread the word! This is a great opportunity to get connected, ask questions, network, and strengthen your interest in campus sustainability.
    • Monday 8/22: Meet iSEE/iCAP with campus sustainability staff
    • Tuesday 8/23: Plastic reduction with ISTC and Champaign County
    • Wednesday 8/24: Student involvement with SSLC (Student Sustainability Leadership Council)/SECs (Students for Environmental Concerns)
    • Thursday 8/25: Sustainable transportation (learn how to register your bike – and more!) with F&S and the Bike Center
    • Friday 8/26: Educational opportunities with iSEE
    1. Urbana Park District's Climate Action Week 2022 will be held throughout next week, August 22-28. Daily events include tours, hiking and lunch & learns. The week will culminate in a main event at Crystal Lake Park on Saturday, August 27, from 1 PM-4 PM. Click the title link to learn more about UPD's Green Initiatives and Programs.
       
    2. iSEE’s TED Talk: Eco-Edition series: Kick start your commitment to sustainability this academic year on Wednesday, August 31 from 7-8 PM. This month’s Zoom Ted Talk event is hosted by the four co-presidents of the Student Sustainability Leadership Council (SSLC): Jack Reicherts, Danika Ford, Owen Jennings, and Maiah Caise. We will watch a pre-recorded TED Talk followed by a guided, thought-provoking discussion. The discussion will highlight environmental activism and how to get involved in environmental initiatives on campus. All are welcome, whether near or far! Register here.

    Have you signed up for the iSEE newsletter yet? This is the best way to stay up-to-date on all things sustainability. Let me know if you have any questions, and see you soon!

  6. TED Talk: Eco-Edition Series - Climate Action 7/27 at 6PM

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    TED Talk: Eco Edition Series - Climate Action

    All are invited to attend iSEE’s TED Talk: Eco-Edition event, this month hosted by Savannah Donovan, Environmental Program Manager at the Urbana Parks District and President of the Environmental Education Association of IL. The discussion will center on local and global climate action. Participants will view a prerecorded TED Talk followed by a guided discussion. No preparation is necessary!

    July 27, 6–7 pm

    Meredith Moore • Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment

  7. TED Talk: Eco-Edition - Celebrating Pride Month and Juneteenth

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    We have a lot to celebrate this month, including Pride Month and Juneteenth! In the spirit of celebrating achievements, we also acknowledge challenges we continue to face and we may find ourselves discouraged and overwhelmed. I hope you can join us on Zoom this Wednesday, 6/15 from 7-8 PM for the June TED Talk: Eco-Edition event which will focus on overcoming barriers. After watching a pre-recorded TED Talk, we will discuss in the context of sustainability action how we can persist beyond the challenges to empower a climate-conscious society. The conversation will be led by April Wendling, iSEE Communications Specialist and UIUC graduate student in Journalism.

    We hope you are able to come and participate in the conversation this week! Register here: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqd-mopj8vH9PF58pfJIfICscc_DL4EEVw. As a reminder, all are welcome and feel free to spread the event to anyone who may be interested. Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week!

  8. May TED Talk: Eco-Edition Series - Bikes!

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    The May TED Talk: Eco-Edition event will be held on 5/31 from 6-7 PM. It is hosted by our very own Tyler Swanson, an incoming senior and the clerk for the Energy and Transportation iCAP Teams.

    Tyler will present a pre-recorded TED Talk by Adam Stones, “How Cycling Can Transform Places” followed by a guided discussion. The semester may be over, but this is a great opportunity to connect with each other in a casual, no-pressure setting. Sign up here to receive the Zoom link: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rc-upqzkoG91isKwq2w-20GAxOU_qS4HM

    Feel free to pass this along to anyone who may be interested!

  9. April 2022 TED Talk: Eco-Edition Series

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    Jen Walling, Executive Director of the Illinois Environmental Council, hosted the iSEE April TED Talk: Eco-Edition Series around the topic of environmental messaging and policy on April 19th at 7pm. The presentation is attached.

    The TED Talk: Eco-Edition series is designed to unite campus and community members for a passionate, respectful, and thought-provoking dialogue about a certain aspect of sustainability. We hope that everyone is as energized by this talk as we are, and ready to engage in another open conversation! Grab your favorite snack and get comfortable! Topics and hosts vary each month.

    TED Talk: "Your Brain on Climate Change" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGKVjZ7Dy5E

  10. March 2022 TED Talk: Eco-Edition Series

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    Shallon Malfeo, intern at the Student Sustainable Farm and president of Students for Environmental Concerns, hosted the iSEE March TED Talk: Eco-Edition around the topic of sustainable agriculture on March 28th at 7pm. The presentation is attached.

    The TED Talk: Eco-Edition series is designed to unite campus and community members for a passionate, respectful, and thought-provoking dialogue about a certain aspect of sustainability. We hope that everyone is as energized by this talk as we are, and ready to engage in another open conversation! Grab your favorite snack and get comfortable! Topics and hosts vary each month.

    TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/ron_finley_a_guerrilla_gardener_in_south_centr...

  11. February 2022 Ted Talk: Eco-Edition Series

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    Josh Jay James, marketing student and Chief Marketing Officer of Karma Trade, hosted the iSEE February TED Talk: Eco-Edition around the topic of fast fashion and sustainability in the fashion industry on February 22nd at 7pm. The presentation is attached.

    The TED Talk: Eco-Edition series is designed to unite campus and community members for a passionate, respectful, and thought-provoking dialogue about a certain aspect of sustainability. We hope that everyone is as energized by this talk as we are, and ready to engage in another open conversation! Grab your favorite snack and get comfortable! Topics and hosts vary each month.

    TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCSn2HKTg-U

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  12. TED Talk: Eco-Edition Series - Fast Fashion 2/22

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    TED Talk: Eco-Edition series - Fast Fashion

    Join iSEE's February TED Talk: Eco-Edition event on 2/22 from 7-8 PM! Mona Fang (Co-Founder of Karma Trade/Aerospace Engineering student) and Josh Jay James (Chief Marketing Officer/Marketing student) will host the discussion on sustainability in the fashion industry. We will view a prerecorded TED Talk followed by a group discussion. All are welcome to this fun event; no preparation is necessary!

    February 22, 7–8 pm • Zoom

    Meredith Moore • Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment

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  13. December 2021 TED Talk: Eco-Edition

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    Ainsley Hanner and Hatoon Bashanfar, co-chairs of the Society of Women Engineers Illinois Diversity Committee, hosted the iSEE TED Talk: Eco-Edition on December 9 from 6 - 7 PM. The discussion focused on diversity and representation in the environmental movement and activism. The presentation of the event is attached. 

    TED Talk: Diversity Builds a More Resilient Environmental Movement (Charles Orgon III) 

  14. January 2022 TED Talk: Eco-Edition Series

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    Sakshi Vaya hosted the iSEE January TED Talk: Eco-Edition around the topic of sustainability and equality in education on Monday, January 24 from 6 - 7 PM. The presentation is attached. 

    The TED Talk: Eco-Edition series is designed to unite campus and community members for a passionate, respectful, and thought-provoking dialogue about a certain aspect of sustainability. We hope that everyone is as energized by this talk as we are, and ready to engage in another open conversation! Grab your favorite snack and get comfortable! Topics and hosts vary each month.

    TED Talk: The Dream of Educating Afghan Girls Lives On (Shabana Basij-Rasikh) 

  15. TED Talk: Eco-Edition Series - America Recycles Day 11/15/21

    iSEE's November TED Talk: Eco-Edition event was held on America Recycles Day, November 15, 2021! Nichole Millage (City of Champaign Environmental Sustainability Specialist) and Susan Monte (Champaign County Planner and Recycling Coordinator) led a thought-provoking discussion on the importance of recycling and our role in reducing waste and being part of the solution for solving our plastic pollution problem. The TED Talk by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, “Trash is Ruining Recycling” highlighted new innovations and a mindset pivot where we no longer fuel the supply and demand cycle of single-use and non-sustainable items. I encourage you all to share the TED Talk, the presentation (attached), and other information and resources with your colleagues, friends, and families. Continue the conversation and share ideas on our Facebook group, Waste Reduction @ Illinois!

    There are no shortage of resources, documentaries, and information on our waste problem and potential solutions, and we applaud you for staying engaged and informed! Helping to keep the momentum going and spreading the word is a great place to start. Here are a few additional resources that were published this month:

    As a reminder, the TED Talk: Eco-Edition series is a monthly event that is open to everyone. We hope to see you at our next event on Thursday, December 9 at 6 PM (sign up here!). Be sure to sign up for the iSEE Newsletter to stay up-to-date on campus and community sustainability initiatives, programs, events, and opportunities. Lastly, do you promise to always use the recycling bin? You should! Sign the pledge!

    Please reach out with any questions, ideas, or feedback – we’d love to hear from you! Thanks again!

  16. Circular Economy TED Talk 10/19/21

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    Alexa Smith, NRES senior and Zero Waste and Engagement iCAP Team clerk, led the TED Talk: Eco-Edition event on 10/19/21. This month's theme focused on the circular economy. Access her presentation here. 

    Together, we viewed Kate Raworth's TED Talk, "A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow"

    All are welcome to join this fun and engaging monthly Zoom event!

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