Task Force Recommendations
In April 2007, the Chancellor established the Campus Task Force on Sustainability with representation from UIC’s students, faculty, staff and administration. The Chancellor cited three major reasons for forming a UIC sustainability initiative:
- UIC’s educational mission, as expressed through the 2010 Strategic Plan, asks that UIC’s students be prepared as leaders of society. Students learn in many ways: in classrooms and laboratories, but also though the educational priorities set by the administration. Sustainability is one of the most important and pervasive issues at the present time, and UIC should be a leader in teaching this issue both in the curriculum and through its actions.
- There are genuine opportunities to realize significant cost savings through energy and material procurement and usage policies. Such policies, once enacted, can result in lower energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions, improved material efficiencies, and better services.
- UIC is in a unique position to partner in this endeavor with the city and many institutions in the region that have already launched sustainability initiatives. Such partnering is consistent with UIC’s Great Cities Commitment and presents opportunities for further enhancing UIC’s strength across the campus.
The Task Force's Report was completed in December, 2007. It appears below in PDF format:
- Executive Summary
- Full Task Force Report
- APPENDIX 1: Meeting Dates & Subcommittees
- APPENDIX 2: Tallories Declaration
- APPENDIX 3: American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment
- APPENDIX 4: Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX)
- APPENDIX 5: Materials Flow Subcommittee Documents
- APPENDIX 6: UIC's Greenhouse Gas Profile (FY2005-2006)