Get Involved

So you’d like to volunteer with the Office of Sustaianbility? GREAT! Follow these steps:

  1. Click here to sign up to be an Eco-Educator and your email will be added to the Eco-Educator email list.
  2. After you receive a request for help, reply to the email and fill out the Sign Up for Events form
  3. After you worked the event you signed up to volunteer for, submit your hours using the official form.The 3 Eco-Educators who volunteer the most hours between September 2016 – November 2016 with us will receive an Upcycled Banner Bag!


  • Volunteering on campus is a great way to learn more about sustainability, as well as to market yourself for potential future jobs. Most of our volunteer opportunities require just a few hours of your time to help out at an event. Sign up below to be on the volunteer list. When there’s an event we need help with, we’ll let you know!

    UIC Eco-Educator application

    Apply to be a UIC Eco-Educator! If selected, we will email you once we know which event(s) requires your assistance. You can then inform us if you are available to work the event(s).
    • (to recieve text updates)
    • (only if you are a UIC student)
    • (if you are a student)
    • (if any)

  • Good Food Festival & Conference

    March 16, 17, 18

    In this important role, volunteers will be positioned at prominent “Eco Stations” throughout the event, to inspire and educate event-goers in the proper disposal of their compostable and recyclable items. As an Eco-Educator, you are partaking in this wonderful opportunity to strengthen the Zero Waste Campus goal of the UIC Climate Commitments. Please click here to sign up.

  • All Eco-Educators that worked with the Office of Sustaianbility during the Fall 2016 semester should submit their hours below for every event you worked. At the end of the semester, we will reward the top 3 Eco-Educators who volunteered the most hours with a UIC Banner messenger bag, purse, cooler, or duffle bag!

    Eco-Educator Time Sheet

    Please fill out the times you volunteered with the UIC Office of Sustaianbility during the Fall 2016 semester. Fill out the form after the event.


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  • Weigh the Waste

    Weigh Your Waste

    Eco-Educators at the UIC Urban Forum

    Eco-Educators at the UIC Urban Forum

    UIC Climate Commitments Announcement Party

    UIC Climate Commitments Announcement Party

    COD TreeTagging

    Tree Campus USA Tree Tagging

    Tree Campus USA Tree Planting

    Tree Campus USA Tree Planting

    electronic recycling

    Personal Electronics Recycling with Zeta Psy

    Case Study 2: UIC as a Green Campus

    EcoCampus at EcoJam!