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  • Apply for an iSEE Communications Internship!

    App due May 15. iSEE is seeking a Communications Intern to support its mission to bridge the gap between science and the public. Start in August 2022.

  • Circular Fashion Expo

    May 6, 10 am–6 pm • Siebel Center for Design. A new event hosted in the hub of innovation at UIUC’s SCD building, gives students, local businesses, & community groups the opportunity to engage with the circular fashion economy and participate in the thriving UIUC fashion ecosystem.

  • Enter the Joseph Environmental Writing Contest!

    Do you have a passion for the environment — and great prose? Send us your best environmental writing for a chance to be published in Q Magazine and win a cash prize! Submissions will be accepted starting July 1.

  • Why Does Environmental Law Fail to Protect Our Environment?

    May 2, 7 pm. Join us for a presentation led by Heidi M. Hurd, Ross, and Helen Workman Chair in Law and Professor of Philosophy at Univ of IL. She will investigate tough questions about Environmental law and offers her insight into its shortcomings.

  • Green Quad Day

    Main Quad

    Friday, April 22nd (Earth Day)


    Join the Student Sustainability Leadership Council (SSLC) and a bevy of student environmental organizations on the Main Quad

    Organizer: Student Sustainability Leadership Council

    We would highly recommend you all attend so that you can learn about Green organizations and opportunities on campus!

  • Earth Month Trash Pick-Up

    Join iSEE and Facilities & Services to help beautify our campus by picking up trash and putting it in the appropriate bins (this event was originally scheduled for April 8)3-4:30 p.m. | Friday, April 29 | Meet at Alma Mater statue

  • Illini Lights Out

    Student volunteers turn off lights in campus building to reduce energy, emissions, and money over the weekend5 p.m. | Friday, April 29 | Meet at Foreign Languages Building 

  • Register for the 2022 Ecofeminism Summit

    April 18-27. The Summit will explore the intersection of social oppression and environmental justice. The first 100 students to register will receive a FREE copy of The Intersectional Environmentalist & a menstrual cup! Learn more and register at

  • Explore the Woods with Red Bison!

    Saturday, April 23, 9:40am – 12pm. A Bioblitz is an attempt to record a snapshot of a specific area’s plant and wildlife species within a restricted time period. We'll be using iNaturalist to upload photos, videos, and sounds to a worldwide database of observations created and curated by fellow naturalists. This is a great opportunity to get outdoors, develop your identification skills, and contribute to science. All are welcome, and no experience is required!

  • Keeling Lecture: Gavin Schmidt

    Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies“Success, Progress, and Challenges in Climate Modeling”3:30 p.m. | Thursday, April 21 | Register on Zoom >>>

  • Environmental Law Pioneer Coming Back to Campus!

    April 20, 4:30 pm • Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium. Join a MillerComm Lecture by Richard Lazarus, Urbana native, U of I graduate, and Harvard Professor of Environmental Law. In “The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court,” Lazarus will discuss the inside story of the Court's most important environmental case.

  • Illinois Design Challenge

    Interested in creating innovative designs and products to push the boundaries of technology? This year's Illinois Design Challenge starts Thursday, April 14, runs through Sunday, April 17, and is open to all.

  • Announcing the iSEE Sustainability Grammys!

    We are launching this event to reward RSOs & other student groups for their active participation in sustainability initiatives! Groups are asked to submit an act of sustainability completed between May 2021 and now for a chance to be recognized at the iSEE Grammys on April 21. iSEE will honor several organizations & provide monetary awards for "Best Outreach Event" or "Best New RSO." RSVP by April 1!

  • Re-Fashioned Fashion Show

    Sat May 7th at 6pm at SCD. Re-Fashioned is a fashion show featuring the work of University of Illinois School of Art & Design students in the fashion classes. All of the looks are made with reused and recycled materials.

  • Tetra Tech Summer Internship

    Sustainability Intern, Tetra Tech