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Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP)

The Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) is the primary campus sustainability manual approved and supported by the administrative leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. iCAP is renewed every 5 years to revisit relevant and necessary objectives required to achieve the overall goal for the University to reach net carbon neutrality by 2050 at the latest.

The 2020 iCAP has 56 objectives across eight main themes: Energy, Transportation, Land & Water, Zero Waste, Education, Engagement, Resilience, and Implementation.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign compiles its sustainability initiatives on the Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) Portal. The portal also keeps a record of projects funded by the Student Sustainability Committee. Visit the iCAP Portal to see details of previously funded SSC projects.

Illinois Sustainability Calendar

This is your one-stop shop for sustainability-, energy-, and environment-related events on campus. The Illinois Sustainability Calendar gets updated frequently, so bookmark it and check back often! We also encourage you to submit suggested events to this calendar.

Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE)

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) is the University of Illinois’ central campus sustainability entity. iSEE is responsible for upholding and following through with sustainability initiatives as stipulated in the Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP). iSEE operates on a three-pronged mission plan: research, sustainability initiatives, and education and outreach.

Facilities & Services Sustainability

Facilities & Services Sustainability provides physical infrastructure, operational, and essential services for sustaining an environment that fosters the research, teaching, and public engagement activities of the university. The F&S goal is to support the university's education, research, and outreach missions by improving the physical condition of the facilities and ground, reducing energy consumption through education and use of alternative fuel sources, and increasing customer satisfaction by providing quality services in a responsive, reliable, and customer-focused manner. F&S Sustainability provides leadership, coordination, promotion, reporting, and a point of contact for several sustainability initiatives managed by F&S departments and is a resource to help connect students interested in promoting sustainability to the campus experts.