Campus Resources

Here you will find information about sustainability-related UIC initiatives and programs. Click on the links to find more about each initiative.

recycle23Recycling & Waste Minimization

Here, you can find more about how recycling works at UICwhat materials are recyclable, information about donating and receiving free office and laboratories supplies as well as information about our recycling data.

bikeaActive Transportation

We have listed information about how can you get to, from, and around campus without using a single-occupancy car such as bicyclingcar pooling, using public transportation, using the UIC Shuttle and Commuter buses, and other sources for car-sharing.


On this page, you can find out how UIC is reducing energy by becoming more energy efficient and installing solar panels on buildings.

toolboxTo Green and Beyond Toolkit

See how you can practice sustainability in the classroom, office, and at home using these simple tools like quizzes, posters, scavenger hunts, and a building campaign.

map iconMaps

These maps outline and highlight various aspects of sustainability to help you get around campus.

building copyGreen Buildings

Here, you can find out how green building standards have been incorporated into the UIC campus building standards and a formal green building policy is currently being developed.

sustainability-feeSustainability Fee

Learn how student fees are being applied to fund small, short-term projects and help subsidize larger, long-term projects on campus.

SilverwareFood & Water

Find out how UIC Dining Services is going green by incorporating healthier, more sustainable food options. You will also see projects that reduce UIC’s water usage.

moleculeGreen Labs

Did you know that UIC research labs threw away about 70,000 pounds of hazardous waste each year and that the laboratories consume over 5 times the energy as a typical house? Go here to find out how research labs can reduce their environmental impact.

cameraGreen Campus Tour

What makes UIC Sustainable besides our LEED-certified buildings? Find out here in this interactive walking tour

TreeTree Campus USA

Visit this page to learn how UIC became, and is maintaing its Tree Campus USA status. Tree Campus USA recognizes college and university campuses that effectively manage their trees, promote student involvement and develop connectivity with the surrounding community through forestry efforts.

paperGreen Event Guides

If you are an event host or organizer, please utilize these Guides to gain tips on how to make your event less wasteful and resource intensive.  Simply click on “Guides”, and find the Guide for you.

volunteerEarth Month

Since 2008, the Office of Sustainability at UIC has presented a diverse array of fun and educational events during our Earth Month celebration. Scheduled every year during the month of April these activities provide outreach to UIC students, staff and faculty.  To search for scheduled Earth Month events, please check out our calendar of events.

and other external resources