UIC Growing Green

Date(s) - 04/20/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lecture Center Plaza (AKA the Quad)

Did you know UIC has been a designated Tree Campus USA since 2011? UIC is dedicated to the health and preservation of its campus forest! So visit us in the Quad on April 20th and Get Rooted at UIC!

Join the Office of Sustainability, the Undergraduate Student Government, and the National Residence Hall Honorary, as we offer you an opportunity to Grow Green and help create a sustainable future at UIC.

UIC Growing Green on April 20th will feature:

  • Exciting demonstrations of the new UIC Tree Inventory!
  • Fun sustainable activities running throughout the event such as Tree Tagging, Tree Walk, Snapchat Tree Hunt, UIC Climate Commitments Scavenger Hunt (drop by anytime between 10am – 1 pm to participate)
  • Opportunities to learn more about UIC sustainable initiatives and exciting ways to get involved and “Grow Green”!
  • Raffle prizes from Chipotle, Simone’s Bar, the Office of Sustainability, and more! The more activities you participate in, the more raffle tickets you can earn!

Sign up in advance for a Tree Tagging Team, and receive free snacks, extra raffle tickets, and more! Register here no later then April 17, 2017. Want to volunteer at the event and earn 2 extra raffle tickets? Sign up on the online volunteer form

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

10:00am Sign in and Refreshments

10:15am Greetings and Opening Statements

  • Cindy Klein-Banai: Office of Sustainability and Goals
  • Rex Tolliver: UIC Climate Commitments
  • Carly Rizor: UIC Grounds and Tree Inventory
  • Erik Grossnickle: Tree Education

11:00am – 1:00pm Tree Tagging and Campus Clean Up Groups (visit multiple locations on UIC’s east side of campus to sign your name to a tree tag)

11:00-1:00pm- Activities (in the Quad)

  • Tree Care Plan Presentation (11 am – 11:30 am)
  • Tree Walk (11:30 am – 12 pm
  • Snapchat Tree Hunt
  • UIC Climate Commitments Scavenger Hunt
  • Green Memories Polaroid Photo Shoot
  • Bike Safety Quiz
  • Climate Commitments Tree Build
  • Bike Safety and Registration
  • Pop Tab Recycling

*Rain location: 165 Douglas Hall


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