SIP students at the summer poster presentation

Office of Sustainability Annual Report 2018

Though our office is small, we have a BIG impact.  Sustainability touches everything we do which means that every student, staff and faculty on campus can benefit and participate.

Volunteers proudly display the Tree Campus USA banner along with OpenLands before the event

UIC Volunteers, OpenLands Plant 10 New Trees

Openlands, an organization devoted to environmental conservation in the greater Chicago region, was represented by a handful of tree care professionals who guided volunteers through the tree planting process, from digging holes to…

Sustainability staff proudly display thier Emerald Award plaque

UIC Wins the 2019 Emerald Award for Organizational Leadership

The University of Illinois at Chicago will receive the Emerald Award for Organizational Leadership for its plan to advance the practice of sustainability among all campus stakeholders through operations, education, research, and leadership.

volunteers and tree enthusiasts stand by the Tree Campsu USA Banner

Arbor Day Tree Planting

Check out the UIC News article “Making campus greener” May 8, 2018 as well as photos and videos of the event on Facebook.

Kate Yoshida, Jose Hernandez and Cindy Klein-Banai stand next to their poster at the AASHE conference

Sustainability Staff Shares Knowledge at National Conference

Pittsburgh, PA- The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Office of Sustainability staff, undergraduate students, and graduate students present lessons learned and expertise at the annual Association for Advancement in Sustainability in Higher Education…

STARS Silver Logo

UIC Receives STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability Achievements

“By achieving a Silver rating , UIC has demonstrated in actions our commitment to these goals,” said Chancellor Michael Amiridis. “Our goal is to be responsible stewards of the environment and to serve as a model for universities around the nation.”