To Green and Beyond: Excellence through Sustainability at UIC
After two and a half years of work by the Sustainability Strategic Thinking Steering and Advisory Committees, we are pleased to share with you the Sustainability Strategic Thinking Report To Green and Beyond – Excellence through Sustainability at UIC. This report presents the recommendations for UIC to develop a strategic approach to integrating and applying sustainability principles and practices across its educational mission, the research enterprise and the campus’s operation. Please note that all blank pages are intentional and included for printing/publication purposes.
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Universities are incubators for the great ideas that propel the future.
Whether it’s the heritage garden in collaboration with our student cultural centers, the multi-building geothermal system and LEED Certified smart design of Lincoln & Douglas Halls, the campus-wide recycling program and the thoughtful biowaste management at the UIC Hospital and College of Medicine, the organic soup kitchen at the Jane Addams Hull House, or the College of Education professors who are teaching the next generation of educators, UIC is an institution where ideas about sustainability are taking shape.
On this page you will find examples that highlight UIC’s progress toward becoming a sustainable community, and documents that catalog our work to identify these assets.
Introduction to the SST Process
Sustainable Innovations in the Dental Practice
Sustainability in Research & Teaching
Efficient & Responsible Resource Consumption in Labs
Douglas Hall: A LEED-Certified Building
Wholistic Approach to Sustainability
Food and Cultural Sustainability at the Hull-House
With guidance from the Sustainability Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee (SSTAC), UIC students spent the Spring 2013 semester identifying and interviewing individuals on campus whose work, independently or through their campus organization or department, represents the many facets of sustainability at UIC – we refer to them as Assets. The SSTAC was organized into four working groups in which the assets – nearly 200 – could be organized and further categorized.
Education & Outreach
Documented by Eduardo Muñoz and Agnes Otap
- Gender and Sexuality Center and Urban Innovation Symposium
- Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement and Intergroup Dialogue
Documented by Romina Castillo and Ryan Mitchell
- Electronic Visualization Lab, Bike Plan, Office of Technology Management, and Learning Management System
- Recycling Program, Office of the Registrar, and Urban Transportation Center
- Building Automation Systems, Information Technology Government Council, Undergraduate Student Government
Documented by Rosemarie Dominguez and Nina Pellizzari
- BURST (Building Urban Resilience and Sustainability) and Memorial Grove
- IDEA Commons and Prof. Moira Zellner, Urban Planning and Policy
Health & Wellness
Documented by Rhea Rashad and Jen Zoleta; view the entire presentation.
- UIC/NIH Botanical Center
- Campus Dining Services
- Chancellor’s Initiative in the Humanities: “Food Studies at UIC: Local and Global Issues”
- Urban Health Program
- Midwest Latino Health Research, Training, and Policy Center
- Endocrine Disruptor Research
- Prof. Curt Winkle, Urban Planning and Policy
- Prof. William Kling, Public Health
As UIC engages in a Sustainability Strategic Thinking (SST) process to define sustainability for our institution and how it connects with the strategic goals of the campus, the resources on this page are intended to support the SST Advisory Committee and other interested UIC community members who want to think about the meaning of Sustainability and the systems that intersect, or work in concert, to support a sustainable community.Documents
SSTAC Introduction | PowerPoint | November 16, 2012
Phase 1 Report: Going Beyond Green Portable Document Format | October 2013
To Green and Beyond- Excellence through Sustainability at UIC: Stakeholder Meeting Background Document | March 2014
What does sustainability have to do with Campus Dining? 3D Visualization? You?
Explore these tools to find out what sustainability looks like at UIC and how you can get involved.
All tools created by 2013-2014 Office of Sustainability interns
Take the quiz and discover your sustainability color!
Showcase yourself in sustainable action with our “to green and beyond” poster campaign tool.
Sustainability is all around UIC–you just have to get out there and find it.
Celebrate your community’s sustainability efforts with this placemaking tool.
Discover UIC’s sustainability assets–and add your mark to the map
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