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Academic Senate passes two environmental sustainability-driven resolutions

Academic Senate passes two environmental sustainability-driven resolutions

By Megan Jones

April 4, 2016

Athena, a 9-month-old infant, was in attendance at Beyond Coal’s rally Monday. While she couldn’t speak words or even hold a poster in support of divesting from coal, she represented something bigger — the future. Joe Edwards, co-president of Beyond Coal and Athena’s father, said his daugh...

Facilites & Services announces $1.9 million in funding for utility conservation projects

Facilites & Services announces $1.9 million in funding for utility conservation projects

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 1, 2016

The University’s Facilities & Services department announced Monday that $1.9 million will be available for projects on the Urbana campus during the spring semesterbr.According to a press release from F&S, the money comes from the Revolving Loan Fund, RLF, which was established through the Illinois C...

UI aims to become carbon-neutral by 2050

By Vivienne Henning

October 20, 2015

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson informed the campus community of the University’s commitment to the 2015 Illinois Climate Action Plan, iCAP, in a University Massmail Tuesday.iCAP reaffirms the University’s goal to become carbon-neutral by 2050, with the possibility of reaching the goal early, in 2035...

UI solar farm construction almost complete

UI solar farm construction almost complete

By Aaron Navarro

September 30, 2015

Solar power will account for two percent of the University’s energy source next year.Construction on the 20.8 acre solar farm — located south of Windsor Road and west of First Street — began July 20 and the clean-energy project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.“They are actuall...

New campus recycling bins aim to bring waste awareness

New campus recycling bins aim to bring waste awareness

By Emily Scott

April 30, 2015

In an effort to make campus more eco-friendly and closer to a zero-waste initiative, 20 new recycling bins with standardized signage were installed on the Quad this month, making 30 total recycling/landfill stations. The project was completed by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC). Accor...