The University of Illinois at Chicago has been a Tree Campus USA since 2011 and we became the first Bee Campus USA in Illinois in 2017. UIC promises to properly take care of our campus forest and our landscaping in the most sustainable manner for current and future UIC faculty, staff and students to enjoy.
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The University of Illinois at Chicago is among the few universities that participate in the Tree Campus USA program, which promotes effective tree management, campus community involvement, and nature connectivity among faculty members and students through forestry efforts. Tree Campus USA is a national program sponsored by Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota that assists nationwide universities and colleges in establishing and sustaining campus forests. We are proud to be the University FOR Chicago and we are proud to help the City of Chicago live up to the nickname, urbs in horto. Let’s be proud of that we are a university in a city in a garden, universitas in urbs in horto.
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The University of Illinois at Chicago was the first official Bee Campus USA in the state of Illinois! UIC earned the prestigious recognition from Bee City USA. We take sustainable landscape management seriously and take a stand on the importance of pollinators like bees and butterflies. UIC keeps sustainable design in mind when maintaining buildings and surrounding grounds. Any new designs seek to reduce negative impacts on the environment by reducing the consumption of nonrenewable resources, minimizing waste, and creating a healthy and productive campus environment.