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Campus waste should be reduced

By Da Yeon Eom, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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 the contents are worrisome as well. Liquids that should have been drained from the bottles are leaki...

UI solar farm construction almost complete

UI solar farm construction almost complete

By Aaron Navarro

September 30, 2015


Filed under News

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


Filed under Uncategorized

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...

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

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

July 21, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

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 up, transforming it into a prairie. Last week that same prairie was in a colorful bloom, with two ...