UIC Climate Commitments
UIC is committed to creating a resilient campus and recognizes the impacts of climate change. This commitment is documented in the UIC Climate Commitments which includes goals to become a carbon neutral university by 2050 and also to become a zero waste, net zero water, biodiverse and transformative scholarship university.
The UIC Climate Commitments consist of aspirational goals that offer visionary solutions for the future, short-term action items that ensure progress over the next five years, UIC’s current accomplishments, and a discussion on how teaching and learning on campus can support the institutional response to global climate change and offer educational experiences that train students to address 21st century problems.
These efforts are led by PSPM in conjunction with the Chancellor’s Committee on Sustainability and Energy (CCSE). The CCSE updates the goals of the Climate Action Plan to include the new resilience commitment and the recommendations of To Green and Beyond. These new goals are now the UIC Climate Commitments and include five major categories in order to reduce carbon emissions, reduce waste, increase water efficiency, increase biodiversity and transform sustainability teaching and learning at UIC.