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About Sustainability at UIS

Students at UIS UIS will be a role model in promoting campus environmental sustainability. UIS recognizes that we are part of a global community with limited resources and that our choices can positively affect that community and campus life. The following is taken from the UIS Strategic Plan:

Promote Environmental Sustainability

UIS will be a role model in promoting campus environmental sustainability. UIS recognizes that we are part of a global community with limited resources and that our choices can positively affect that community and campus life.

  • Expand, implement, and maintain an effective recycling program on all campus facilities.
  • Design new university buildings complying with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and consider LEED standards in remodeling of existing buildings.
  • Raise campus awareness regarding our impact on the environment by developing environmental education programs and participating in public dialogue on environmental issues within and beyond the campus community.
  • Consider landscaping, energy use, building maintenance, purchasing, food service, and transportation as specific areas in which environmentally friendly practices are possible and desirable; implement such practices to the extent possible.

Performance Indicators:

  • Level of participation in Recycling Program
  • Achievement of LEEDS standards in new construction and renovations
  • Level of participation in public dialogue on environmental issues
  • Focus on environmental preservation and sustainability in campus planning