U&ICare Fact: Caring for the Environment

Our environment is a precious gift. Throughout our city there are many people and organizations working tirelessly to protect our environment and fix our unsustainable lifestyle. Our campus has a commitment to reducing our carbon footprint to become a carbon-neutral campus by 2050.  Already, the Office of Planning, Sustainability, & Project Management provides many opportunities for students to promote a greener campus, from being an eco-educator, to providing funding for small sustainability projects to students.  There are many things you can do to help, including using the recycling bins around campus, or taking bicycles to class. Protecting our earth does not stop on campus, neighborhood organizations and the City of Chicago also provide many ideas and resources for promoting a more sustainability Chicago.