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Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) (Ongoing)

Project History

  • 10/30/2018

    SSC convened on Monday, October 29th to discuss the voting meeting and the definition of sustainability.

  • 10/22/2018

    SSC held its Step 1 voting meeting on October 20, 2018. The committee allocated funding to four student-led projects and passed 19 proposals to Step 2.


The Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) is a student-led campus committee charged with the distribution of two student fees: the Sustainable Campus Environment Fee and the Clean Energy Technologies Fee. With the ultimate goal of making the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign a leader in campus sustainability, SSC reviews, recommends, and funds projects that increase environmental stewardship, inspire change, and impact students.

The Student Sustainability Committee has identified six focus areas for sustainability improvements on campus. Working groups will explore possible projects for future funding within each focus area. In addition, working groups will pre-review each funding application and make a recommendation to the committee for project funding. Each working group is chaired by a student SSC member and advised by a faculty or staff SSC member.

  • Energy: This working group will explore possibilities for carbon reduction through renewable energy, energy efficiency, and green building.
  • Food & Waste: This working group will explore possibilities to expand sustainable food consumption and responsible waste practices.
  • Water: This working group will explore potable water use reduction, greywater use, and water conservation in campus facilities.
  • Land: This working group will explore carbon sequestration and reducing inputs for managing landscapes.
  • Education: This working group will explore ways to further incorporate sustainability into curriculum, programming, and departmental educational missions.
  • Transportation: This working group will explore alternative, low carbon transportation options for students, faculty, and staff.


Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Cathy Liebowitz

    Project Leader:

    Adrian Chendra