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Campus waste should be reduced

August 9, 2016

When walking out of the apartments along Healey Street in Champaign, I always see garbage cans so jam-packed that the covers can’t even close. Not only are the bulging trash bins problematic, but...

UI solar farm construction almost complete

UI solar farm construction almost complete
September 29, 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...

New campus recycling bins aim to bring waste awareness

New campus recycling bins aim to bring waste awareness
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...

Prairie hits ‘big turning point’ as volunteers establish native plants

John Marlin, a volunteer, coordinates the work done to maintain the prairie at the corner of Florida Avenue and Orchard Street.
July 21, 2014

The corner of Florida and Orchard used to be a no-mow zone — a drab collection of tall grasses and weeds — but then the Student Sustainability Committee started a project in 2010 to spruce the area...

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