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SmartWay Transport Partnership (In Progress)

Project History

  • 2/26/2020

    Women in Engineering (WIE) Grainger First-Year Experience (GFX) student, Abby Culloton, is working with Morgan White and Sinead Soltis at F&S to lead the integration of SmartWay on campus, pending the completion of the EPA SmartWay Affiliate A

  • 9/27/2018

    Executive Director of Facilities & Services, Mohammed Atalla, responded over email to Ximing Cai (iSEE Associate Director for Campus Sustainability) in support of the recommendation:


The University of Illinois is currently in the process of becoming an Affiliate of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transportation Partnership. The SmartWay program aims to reduce global freight emissions by providing strategies for shippers and carriers to adopt more sustainable practices. While Dining Services joined the program in 2013, the University will now be able to make these changes on a campus-wide scale as an Affiliate.





    "SmartWay Transport®” is a registered service mark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


    The University of Illinois was the first academic institution that joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership.  "As the first-ever academic institution to register in SmartWay, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign leads the way for universities and other institutions to work as shippers in SmartWay and engage with their carriers and suppliers to improve freight efficiency, reduce greenhouse gases and other emissions from goods movement while also helping enhance our nation's energy security,” said Christopher Grundler, director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality.

    Project Team

    • Primary Contact:

      Morgan White

      Project Leader:

      Abby Culloton

      Team Members:

      • Sinead Soltis, F&S Sustainability Intern
      • Aaron Finder, Purchasing Division
      • Julie Townsend, University Contracts
      • Barb Childers, Illini Union Document Services
      • Travis Mollitor, F&S Stores and Receiving

      Prior Contacts:

      • Dominic Piazza
      • Warren Lavey


    • Proposed by Warren Lavey
      Investigated February 26, 2020
      Investigated by Abby Culloton
      Started May 1, 2013
      Started by Dawn Aubrey