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Bee Campus USA

Monarch butterfly visits a milkweed plant in the Heritage Garden.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is the first official Bee Campus USA in the state of Illinois! UIC earned the prestigious recognition from the Xerces Society. The Bee Campus USA committee meets annually to discuss how UIC can earn certification each year including planning events and pollinator habitats, as well as discussing how to integrate the goals of solution 4.3.1 (Campus Pollinator Habitat Plan) of the UIC Climate Action Implementation Plan by advising the Chancellor Committee on Sustainability and Energy's Biodiversity and Green Infrastructure subcommittee.

Bee Campus USA Committee Heading link

a bee rests on a yellow flower, held by a student


Alan Molumby, Department of Biological Sciences


Ireri Unzueta Carrasco, Heritage Garden Educator, Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center

Caroline Hernandez, Energy Resource Center

Kristy Kambanis, Degrees Progress Office

Emily Minor, Department of Biological Sciences

Carly Rizor, Facilities Management (Grounds)

Erin Freed, Undergraduate Student, Biological Sciences

Lisa Sanzenbacher, Office of Planning, Sustainability and Project Management

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April 2021 Bee Campus USA Affiliate Spotlight (by Anh Le)

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The Bee Campus USA designation recognizes educational campuses that commit to a set of practices that support pollinators, including bees, butterflies, birds, and bats, among thousands of other species. For more information about the application process for becoming a Bee Campus USA affiliate, visit

Bee City USA® urges local governments, individuals, organizations, corporations, and communities to promote and establish pollinator–friendly landscapes that are free of pesticides.  Since its inception in Asheville, North Carolina in 2012, many cities have been certified across the nation and many others are in the process of preparing applications. For more information about the application process for becoming a Bee City USA community, visit