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iCAP 2020: Illinois Climate Action Plan (In Progress)

Project History

  • 1/11/2021

    On December 3, 2020, a small group of community and campus staff (Scott Tess, Morgan White, Ximing Cai, Sharva Hampton-Campbell, Kaamilyah Abdullah-Span, Ruby Mendenhall, Meredith Moore) brainstormed key prin

  • 12/16/2020

    Minutes from the Education SWATeam meeting on December 2nd, 2020. During this meeting, the possibility of developing a sustainability workshop for first year students and a sustainability general education requirement were discussed. 

Key Objective

Description

The Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) outlines a path for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to achieve carbon neutrality as soon as possible, and no later than 2050, and to work with our local communities to build resilience to climate change. The iCAP 2020 is the campus’s strategic sustainability plan to meet our Climate Leadership Commitments. This is critical and urgent, as atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHG) contribute to unstable agricultural productivity, food insecurity, and heightened levels of air and water pollution that will particularly affect our most vulnerable communities.

The plan includes 56 specific SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based) objectives crafted in pursuit of this goal, organized into eight key themes: Energy, Transportation, Land & Water, Zero Waste, Education, Engagement, Resilience, and Implementation. 

Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Meredith Moore

    Project Leader:

    Morgan White and Ximing Cai

    Team Members:

    • Sustainability Council
    • iCAP Working Group
    • Energy SWATeam
    • Transportation SWATeam
    • Land and Water SWATeam
    • Zero Waste SWATeam
    • Education SWATeam
    • Engagement SWATeam
    • Resilience SWATeam

Themes