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Scavenger Hunt: Green Teams

Need Help? Check the Climate Action Implementation Plan, CAIP Portal, Green Campus Tour of UIC, Green Teams or the UIC Today article about the Food Recovery Network.

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students pack up food in the kitchen for the Food Recovery Network

The Green Team in this building received the prestigious Practice Greenhealth Emerald Award for promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship by increasing the recycling rate, decreasing food waste, and engaging and educating staff. If you purchase a drink in the cafeteria in this building, you will not see any plastic containers or plastic straws! They also participate in the Food Recovery Network program, which captures the surplus of perishable food from the kitchen and donates it to the Franciscan House, the second largest homeless shelter in Chicago.



  • Hint: Check out the UIC Today article, "UIC’s Food Recovery Network recognized for collecting most food for homeless shelters" from January 2021.
  • Hint: Name one of the solutions listed in Strategy 5.0: Sustainable Materials and Reduced Waste Streams. The solution begins with 3 numbers followed by the name of the solution, "X.X.X NAME"
  • Hint: It’s in the goal of this solution.
  • Hint: Check out the Waste vs Recycling Rate graph in the CAIP Portal
  • Your Name and Course Number * Required
    Please tell us your name and course number so you can get credit. (For example, "Sparky D. Dragon, US 130"). If you are doing this scavenger hunt just for fun, please write "just for fun"

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