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Big Ten & Friends Sustainability (Ongoing)

Project History

  • 10/17/2016

    At the ECBS SWATeam meeting on October 17,  Big Ten and Friends Mechanical and Energy Conference was discussed. Meeting with Jill Maxey, Associate Director for Space Analysis on Zero Growth for UIUC campus occured on September 26.

  • 8/29/2016

    The Big Ten and Friends Sustainability group is collaborating on a Prospectus about how sustainability helps the universities accomplish several of their missions.  Each participating school was asked to note their high-level and visionary goal fo


Since 2009, operational, administrative, and sustainability staff and faculty from the Big Ten and several additional schools have been meeting on a semi-annual basis to discuss environmental stewardship and sustainability issues. This Big Ten and Friends Environmental Stewardship Group was an outgrowth of the Big Ten Financial Officers group, which had expressed an interest in long-term planning for environmental issues. The meetings have provided a space for status reports, peer guidance, resource sharing, and collaboration on topics ranging from sustainability tracking and reporting to sustainable purchasing. Now in its fifth year (June 1, 2015), the group now identifying as the Big Ten and Friends Sustainability Group (BTFS), is primed for new collaboration and collective impact.

Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Ben McCall