Recent surveys show that diversity is still lacking in the sustainability professionals field.
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The Center for a Sustainable Environment (CSE), formerly the Office of Sustainability (OS) is responsible for coordinating the campus response to a variety of organizations related to sustainability efforts.
As signatories to the ACUPCC and the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is required to submit data regarding its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and efforts to reduce them. The ACUPCC requires an emissions inventory within one year of signing, and a comprehensive action plan for reduction within two years of signing. Illinois is in good standing with the ACUPCC.
Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact
The Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact was revised during academic year 2010-2011, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was the first to sign the new compact and pledged at the Gold Level. Information required for the compact includes actions such as fostering student involvement, green building, waste reduction, new initiatives.
The University of Illinois also voluntarily submits data to the following surveys – the Sierra Club Cool Schools survey, the Sustainable Endowment Institute Green Report Card Survey, the Princeton Review and Petersons. Among our Big Ten peers, Illinois consistently ranks in the upper percentile.