Celebrate Sustainability Week 2015, October 19-23

It’s Sustainability Week on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, and several events are planned, including the official release of the 2015 Illinois Climate Action Plan, or ‘iCAP’ on Sustainability Day, Wednesday, October 21. There will be a reception at 1 PM in Illini Union Room A on the 21st, which will include updates from each of iSEE’s Sustainability Working Advisory Teams (SWATeams), details of the iCAP and updates on progress, and a discussion of how you can get involved in reducing campus greenhouse gas emissions. To attend this reception, register at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/3510756.


Another highlight will be the Sustainability Day keynote event, from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the National Soybean Research Center (NSRC) Room 149. Award-winning filmmaker Shalini Kantayya will share her new feature documentary “Catching the Sun: The Race for the Clean Energy Future.” The film follows the lives of unemployed American workers training for jobs in the solar industry to expose some hard questions about creating a clean energy economy. A discussion will follow the screening.


The full list of Sustainability Week activities, including a campus tree walk, a tour of the Waste Transfer Station, and much more is available on the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) calendar.


About Joy Scrogum

Joy is a Sustainability Specialist at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has worked on developing & maintaining online resources for the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable since 2001. She also currently coordinates the Sustainable Electronics Initiative & works on Zero Waste Illinois projects, including the Illini Gadget Garage and the Green Lunchroom Challenge. Key past projects include coordinating the International Sustainable Electronics Competition, developing & teaching ENG 498 "Sustainable Technology: Environmental & Social Impacts of Innovations," & Greening Schools, which focused on making K-12 facilities & curricula more sustainable.
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