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  • Climate Activism for the Graphic Designer 101 by Professor Eric Benson

  • Summer Virtual Leadership Development Opportunities

    Looking for something to do this summer? Why not take some time to develop your leadership skills!! Check out below for some virtual opportunities…

    ILC Podcast Discussion Club: Summer 2020

    The ILC will be starting a summer podcast discussion club for University of Illinois Faculty/Staff and students. The discussion club will meet for 1 hr every other week beginning the week of May 17 through end of July.  Participants will be given approximately 2 hours of podcast content to review prior to each session. The day of week and time will be determined based on those who express interest. 

    If this opportunity interests you, please fill out the below form by Friday, May 8th

    You will be notified by May 11th with the final date/time of the club and the first set of podcast episodes.  At this time the podcast club is scheduled to meet via Zoom.  

    If you have questions, contact Dr. Beth Hoag at 

    Online Workshops

    As COVID-19 forces society to distance ourselves from each other, the ILC has been and continues developing online modules designed to enhance a variety of competencies from the Illinois Model of Leadership. Below are the current modules available or in progress:             

    Inclusive Conversations Interpersonal/Team: Psychological Safety Productivity & Goals (in progress) Systems Thinking Virtual Teams (in progress)

    For full descriptions and instructions to enroll into the modules, please go to:

    Online Integrity i-Program

    The Online Integrity i-Program focuses on skills necessary for interpersonal and organizational ethical leadership. Students who participate in online Integrity will engage in virtual discussions and complete activities around values, ethics, and morals and discuss how to successfully navigate them.

    Please go to: for instructions to enroll into this program.

    Please note, Online Integrity will not be available from May 7th to May 18th and will be available until June 29th once it’s reopened.

    The #IlliniLeader’s Digest

    A digital space for ILC stakeholders to voice their general perspectives about leadership. We encourage all to create a post that inspires, guides, promotes, and entertains other leaders.

    Visit the blog by going to

  • Rachel Carson Council Campus Fellowship Program is a paid opportunity designed for students who have a passion for sustainability and environmental justice

    RCC is excited to share that we are extending the application deadline for the Fellowship program to this Friday, May 8th. 

    We were incredibly excited to see the volume of interest in the fellowship program this year and we wanted to be sure that everyone interested had the opportunity to apply. 

    As apart of the Rachel Carson Council Campus Programs, the Fellowship Program is a paid opportunity designed for students who have a passion for sustainability and environmental justice. As part of the program, students will work on a campaign or project on your campus to promote sustainability over the course of the next academic year.

    Our current fellows have engaged in a number of ambitious projects, from divestment to tackling campus food insecurity. Read about our current fellows and their projects here. 

    Students accepted into the program will receive a $2,000 (!!) stipend over the course of the year for their work. Furthermore, they will get to attend a grassroots organizing training with RCC, as well as the opportunity to publish about their work over the course of the year through RCC.

    The application process is very simple, requiring only a one-page proposal, a resume, and a letter of reference from a professor. You can find the application for the program here. 

    Please reach out if you have any questions about the program and, remember, the new application deadline is this Friday, May 8th. 

  • Newsletters for students to join


    Our weekly emailed newsletter keeps you in-the-know about sustainability events, internship and job openings, conferences, research funding opportunities, and campus happenings in sustainability. Sign up at


    Illinois Sustainability Technology Center (ISTC) Newsletters

    Keep up to date with all of ISTC's activities by joining the newsletter email list.

  • Siebel Center for Design We CU Community Engaged Scholars

    Siebel Center for Design is delighted to invite you to participate in a new campus-wide summer program: We CU Community Engaged Scholars. Please submit your interest!

    We are launching this summer scholars program to empower University of Illinois students to respond to community needs and challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Scholars will receive the following:

    A new community-based project matched to your interests, or support for existing projects, that can be completed remotelyTools for tracking service hours and activitiesOnline training and supportOpportunity to apply for mini grants to offset costs associated with service activitiesHonor and recognition for completing at least 40 hours of service during the 10-week summer program

    We CU Community Engaged Scholars may address a range of COVID-19 issues related to health promotion and disease prevention, economic recovery, social equity, communication, technology, and more. Scholars will be trained, supported, and actively engaged in the service and engagement mission of our university.

    Please refer to the one-page program summary, including frequently asked questions, and contact Emily Stone ( with additional questions. You may submit your interest in joining the program at

  • Apply for the SPIN AY 2020-21 internships at NCSA

    Apply for the SPIN AY 2020-21 internships at NCSA. The application deadline is June 1st.

    NCSA has a history of nurturing innovative concepts, and some of the best ideas have come from highly motivated, creative undergraduate students. The Students Pushing Innovation (SPIN) internship program was launched to provide University of Illinois undergraduates with the opportunity to participate in hands-on research and contribute to interdisciplinary projects covering focused research areas in Culture and Society, Earth and Environment, Bioinformatics and Health Sciences, Material and Manufacturing, Data and Computational Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, and Digital Agriculture. The SPIN program is now accepting applicants for the 2020-2021 academic year. To apply, please visit our website,, and click on the “Mentors” tab to learn about the SPIN projects, and then click on the “Apply” tab. The application deadline is June 1, 2020.

    SPIN Academic Year 2020-21 program details:

    Program dates: August 24, 2020 – May 5, 2021 (Fall and Spring semesters)

    Work 5 hours/week for 16 weeks each semester

    SPIN interns earn $12.50 per hour and are paid as Undergraduate Hourly employees

    Any UIUC undergraduate student in good academic standing and enrolled in 12 credit hours each semester

    No restriction on year of study or major

    International students are eligible

  • International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) online workshops about CPT, OPT, and STEM OPT (BSSD is a STEM major for OPT!)

    Are your international students interested in gaining work experience in the U.S.?  Do they have questions about work authorization options? Please forward the following information about our online workshops and virtual office hours:

    Looking to learn more about Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), or STEM OPT?

    International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) now offers online workshops about CPT, OPT, and STEM OPT for students interested in working in the U.S. Student workshops are posted on our media space channel, which can be found by clicking here.  Still have questions?  We invite you to join us for virtual office hours on Tuesdays @11 and Fridays @2pm.  More information about our offerings, including a full schedule of office hour sessions is available on our website:

  • The Career Center summer workshop series “Landing a Job in the Digital Age”

    The Career Center will be putting on a summer workshop series for students entitled “Landing a Job in the Digital Age” throughout the month of July.  We will focus on various job search-related topics in a post-Covid 19 and increasingly digital world.  This series would be a great fit for both students who are currently in a job or internship search, or for those looking to get a head start on strategies for an upcoming search. 

    Effective Networking- Wednesday, July 1, 5-6 p.m. (Zoom)Register at

    The Job Search Process- Wednesday, July 8, 5-6 p.m. (Zoom)Register at

    Acing Your Interview- Wednesday, July 15, 5-6 p.m. (Zoom)Register at

  • Illinois Solar Farm 2.0

    Construction is underway on Solar Farm 2.0, between First Street and U.S. Route 45, next to the Village of Savoy. ☀️

    The array will produce 20,000 MWh annually, almost tripling the university’s existing on-site renewable energy generation.😎

  • Cash Prizes for Student Writers!

    iSEE's Janelle Joseph Prize for Environmental Writing gives Illinois undergraduates a chance to have their work published in Q Magazine and earn cash awards! The grand prize is $1,000, and $500 prizes will be awarded in four categories. Open to students in any major. Submissions accepted July 1-Oct. 15 | Questions? Email

  • Everyday Environment Webinar Series

    In this free series from U of I Extension, learn about natural resources and how to make small changes in your life to positively impact our environment!

    Solar Energy for the Home

    August 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time

    Is solar energy right for you? As renewable energy production is increasing in popularity, opportunities to incorporate solar panels on your home have become more available and affordable. In this webinar, University of Illinois Extension Energy & Environmental Stewardship Educator Erin Garrett will cover the basics of solar energy, what options are available for homeowners, and what points to consider when considering if your home is suitable for solar panels. Presenter: Erin Garrett

    Watershed Planning: Helping Communities Meet Their Water Resource Goals

    September 10, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time

    Join University of Illinois Watershed Outreach Associates Haley Haverback-Gruber and Jennifer Jones to learn how watershed-based planning is a collaborative, stakeholder supported approach to improving and protecting water resources. Learn how Illinois conservation professionals are working with local stakeholders to preserve our natural resources. Presenters: Jennifer Jones and Haley Haverback-Gruber

    Composting Do's and Don'ts

    October 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time

    Composting does not have to be rocket science, but folloiwng some basic rules will help make your compost the best it can be. Join Duane Friend for a discussion of the composting process, what works in compost and what should be left out, and basic management of air, moisture, and temperature. Presenter: Duane Friend

    Vermi-composting: Turning Leftovers into Soil

    November 12, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time

    When we are asked to describe an ocean, forest, desert, or even our backyard we can give a pretty clear description about what one might find there. When asked what is under the ground, we tend to be unsure and it becomes clear how little we know about what is below our own backyards. Worms come to mind but what purpose do they have and how can we harness what they do best? We can vermi-compost at home. Join Peggy Doty for one of her favorite topics, and personal activities, she utilizes at home and at work. Vermi-composting is one of the easiest ways to compost at home. It is odorless, easy, and makes winter composting so much more fun! Presenter: Peggy Doty

    All About Squirrels

    December 10, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time

    This webinar focuses on the ever present urban gymnasts that live up in the trees. Squirrels are a staple on many college campuses, backyards, and of course our forests, but how much do we really know about these mischievous rodents? Join Abigail Garofalo as she delves into the ecology and life of squirrels so that we can understand these amazing creatures. Presenter: Abigail Garofalo

  • Bates Scholarship Fund for FAA Continuing Student Success

    The College of Fine + Applied Arts has scholarship funding available to assist FAA students in good standing who encounter an unforeseen financial need which would otherwise prevent them from continuing their education at UIUC.  These funds are awarded based on unforeseen financial circumstances and are not meant to simply supplement a student’s education funding.   The maximum award is $1,000. Deadline is Wed, September 9.

  • Part-time jobs and volunteering at or around UIUC for fall 2020

    Illinois part-time job fair (Virtual) on September 8:


    UIUC job board for work-study or part-time work:


    Find volunteer opportunities on campus at and iSEE (INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABILITY, ENERGY, AND ENVIRONMENT) recommended volunteer opportunities at

  • 2020 Illinois Climate Action Plan

    In June 2020, iSEE (INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABILITY, ENERGY, AND ENVIRONMENT) released the first draft of the 2020 Illinois Climate Action Plan! Read the draft here! >>>

  • Resume Writing tips from the IL Career Center

    If you’re a sophomore, it’s important to have a good foundation and if you’re a junior you should be getting it ready for dissemination in the spring!

  • Leadership Center online trainings and workshops

    For the Fall 2020 semester, the Illinois Leadership® Center will be offering a variety of leadership training opportunities virtually, as well as some in-person sessions in accordance with the state and public health's guidelines. 

    Regardless where you decide to take classes this fall semester; our goal is to provide you a variety of opportunities to develop your leadership skills!

  • Sola Gratia Community Supported Agriculture is seeking volunteers

  • Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshop (GSIRW) Virtual Edition

    During this workshop, we will discuss the various forms of undergraduate research that take place on campus, guide students to develop a plan of action to locate research opportunities on campus, and discuss ways to contact faculty research mentors. Students will leave the workshop with (1) a better understanding of undergraduate research and how it takes place on our campus, (2) increased confidence to contact faculty research mentors, and (3) a list of faculty mentors to contact.

    Participation is by advanced registration only; there are limited spots available. We have several date offerings available, students only should register for one date.

    Details and registration link can be found at:

  • UIUC student groups to be aware of:

    Student Sustainability Committee:

    Students for Environmental Concerns: Our first virtual meeting for the semester will be held on September 2nd, 2020 at 6:30 pm. We will include information about our club, history, and how to get involved. To participate in this meeting, please fill out the google form below to gain access to the call. Link:

    More listed at 

    All of them are listed at

  • Illinois Solar Decathlon

    Are you or your friends are interested in either Sustainability, Engineering, or Architecture? Illinois Solar Decathlon is a terrific opportunity! They are looking for three independence teams for Build, Design, and the Concept team. Illinois Solar Decathlon will participate in the Virtual Quad Day (tomorrow and Sunday) and E - Night for more information or have any questions. Do not miss this opportunity and join the Illinois Solar Decathlon!

    Application Link:

    Illinois Solar Decathlon (ISD) is a RSO which competes in the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition, an annual collegiate competition that challenges interdisciplinary teams of student architects, designers, and engineers from across the globe. ISD has three independent teams, namely the Design Team, Build Team and Concept Team! ISD participates in the Build Challenge to fully design and build a functional home completely powered by renewable energy, and fitted with a variety of modern sustainable technology and small-footprint design innovations.⁠ ISD also participates in the Design Challenge, which requires creative and diverse minds to come together and present their designs to a panel of industry expert jurors, compare their projects to those of other teams, learn from presentations by thought leaders and collegiate peers, and engage with a variety of organizations about energy careers. For beginners interested in sustainability, we have a Concept Team, where they will apply new skills to concept-driven design problems and present projects to Illinois Solar Decathlon team leaders and faculty advisors.

    This year, the Build Team will be finishing its design phase and starting its construction phase as soon as possible to finish the sustainable home for the summer competition. The Design Team will begin a new project for the Design Challenge at NREL (Golden, CO) in 2021. The Concept Team will introduce members to ISD and work on sustainability projects for the University.



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  • Getting outside this fall- check out some interesting parks and paths around Champaign Urbana!

    Meadowbrook Park        Crystal Lake Park              Mattis Park and Boulware Trail

    Kickapoo Rail Trail            Robeson Meadows Trail                Long list of other options here!


    Design for America at UIUC is a nonprofit and student organization. We tackle social challenges in our community by using the human-centered design process. Our fall recruitment is happening virtually from 8/23 - 9/5 with applications due 9/6.  All majors are welcome to enjoy, no background in design thinking is necessary! If you have an interest in social impact projects, check us out! 

    Click here for more information! 

  • Join Illinois Enactus!

    The mission of Illinois Enactus is to contribute to sustainable development goals all around the world. Groups of students from all majors develop collaborative business ventures that work towards social, economic, and environmental equality in all communities.

  • Professor Daniel Schneider named 2020-21 iSEE Teaching Sustainability Fellow

    The Levenick iSEE (Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment) Fellows Program accomplishes iSEE’s goal of actionable research — that is, work that leads to lasting, real-world solutions to the world’s current and future sustainability-, energy- and environment-related issues.

    Daniel Schneider is a Professor in the Department of Urban + Regional Planning. He is an ecologist and environmental historian whose research focuses on the interrelations between natural and human systems in planning and management.

    The Levenick funding will help Schneider develop a course titled “FAA 230: Sustainable Design of the Built Environment,” a core course in the newly created B.S. in Sustainable Design program in the College of Fine and Applied Arts.

    His Urban + Regional Department profile >>>

  • Application Open for FAA Ambassadors!

    Are you interested in helping the College of Fine + Applied recruit the next class and engaging with alumni at events?  The FAA Ambassador Program was founded with the goal of cultivating public relations and leadership skills in current students, while offering a unique perspective of the college to prospective students, alumni, and donors.  FAA Ambassadors are a diverse group of enthusiastic, dynamic individuals who have a strong desire to represent their college and university to prospective students, and to elevate the alumni/donor experience.  FAA Ambassadors are able expected to participate in at least 4 activities during a school year as their schedule permits.  Activities include event logistics/planning, interacting with prospective students or alumni at events.  For this fall our ambassadors will participate in virtual student panels & presentations.  Once, our campus opens up ambassadors also help with mailings, tours, on-campus events, etc.  FAA Ambassadors develop recruitment, public relations, fundraising, networking, teambuilding, and event planning skills.  Best of all, ambassadors have fun and make long-lasting friendships.  Please apply by Thursday, September 10 at   For more information, please contact Kristi Martin-Hoss, Associate Director for Recruitment, at

  • Climate Designers monthly virtual meetup

    Event is put on by CUDO (Champaign Urbana Design Org) for designers pushing climate action in their work, a.k.a climate designers

    Professor Eric Benson has invited you all to join this event

    Monday evenings, once a month. Full schedule and more info at

  • Solar Urbana-Champaign Virtual Solar Power Hour

    Join us for a virtual Solar Power Hour from the comfort of your couch! Register here. Offered by the City of Urbana, Prairie Rivers Network, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Home and business owners throughout Champaign, Piatt, or Vermilion county have an opportunity to participate in Solar Urbana-Champaign, a grassroots program combining volume purchasing with community education to make solar more accessible and affordable. You’ll learn about the basics of solar, its financial implications for a household, and how the solar group buy program works. To learn more visit 

    Hosted by Solar Urbana-Champaign Prairie Rivers Network The Midwest Renewable Energy Association Urbana, Illinois - City Government StraightUp Solar Allerton Park and Retreat Center

  • Chicago River Architecture Virtual Boat Tour

    Tour guide Hillary Marzec improvises this popular river tour series, starting from the point that most tourists see — the Chicago River architecture boat tour view — and then venturing beyond the boat to show you not only some amazing interiors of well-known river tour buildings, but also some street-level details that you would surely miss if you were limited to a boat tour.This program will take place on Zoom. Use this link to join at the time of the event:

  • JOIN THE CONVERSATION! The Role of Nuclear in Campus Energy Goals

    The Illinois Climate Action Plan commits our campus to carbon neutrality no later than 2050, which will require economic and low-carbon energy sources. iSEE is inviting campus and community members to an online conversation, where presenters will discuss the U of I's energy portfolio and the possiblity of a new source: micronuclear reactors. Speakers will also discuss iCAP goals, cutting-edge research on microreactor technology, safety, and waste disposal. Time will be allowed for audience questions. Register by noon Wednesday, Sept. 9 >>> 4:30-6 p.m. | Thursday, Sept. 10 | Zoom and Facebook Live

  • Help Make Your Community Bike-Friendly!

    On behalf of Ride Illinois, the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission is hosting a daylong 2020 Illinois Bike Summit. Register to network with advocates, planners, engineers, and other professionals to learn about bikeway design, advocacy, programs, grants, and more! The keynote speaker is Bill Nesper, Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists. In-depth online training for professionals is Monday, Sept. 14; continuing education credit available.Tuesday, Sept. 15 | Online

  • Launched! Center for the Economics for Sustainability

    Launched! Center for the Economics for Sustainability

    We are proud to share the new Center for the Economics of Sustainability (CEOS) with you! We're a set of economists that collaborate with agronomists, scientists, engineers, legal scholars, and other researchers. Our research helps inform environmental policy and resource management decisions in Illinois and around the world. Find ways to connect to us on our website:

    Kathryn Mosiman • Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

  • Illinois Club Scholarships

    Diverse and welcoming, The Illinois Club draws its membership from all areas of the University and the surrounding community.  This year, we will be awarding scholarships that range from $4,000-$4,500.

    Applications Open: September 8, 2020

    Application Deadline: 5 PM, October 17, 2020

    To apply for these scholarships, please complete the application at

  • Are you interested in serving on a Senate committee?

    Are you interested in serving on a Senate committee?


    The Senate of the Urbana-Champaign Campus is a legislative body composed of about 200 faculty, 50 students, and ten academic professional members.


    The Senate Committee on Committees is working to fill committee vacancies. If you are interested in filling any of the vacancies listed below, please email: with your interest.


    Educational Policy –1 student

    Information Technology – 1 student

    General Education Board – 1 student


    Learn more about the committees at

  • Everyday Environment: Watershed Planning.

    In this installment of the monthly webinar series from U of I Extension, learn how Illinois conservation professionals are working with local stakeholders to preserve our natural resources. "Watershed Planning: Helping Communities Meet Their Water Resource Goals" will be presented by Extension Watershed Outreach Associate Jennifer Jones. The webinar is presented every second Thusday, with future sessions on solar energy, composting, and squirrels!1-2 p.m. | Thursday, Sept. 10 | Register

  • Get Fresh! Seasonal Food Program at ARC

    Get Fresh!

    Get Fresh! is a seasonal program that increases the availability, accessibility, and consumption of fresh produce on campus. Get Fresh! is cost-effective for all UIUC members. It's sponsored by Student Wellness, McKinley Health, and Student Sustainable Farm. Participants will pick up a Get Fresh! tote of fruits, vegetables, recipes and other resources at the ARC Instructional Kitchen on Tuesdays. 

    September 15–October 20, 1–4 pm • September 15 - October 20, 1-4 PM - Every Tuesday • ARC Instructional Kitchen

    Alana Harris • Department of Campus Recreation

  • Delight Flower Farm

    We grow chemical-free flowers, in Champaign-Urbana. Fresh + Local + Women-owned + CSA + beautiful = DELIGHT! Delight Flower Farm has grown to be Urbana's pioneer organic Flower Farm, growing a variety of annuals like sunflowers, zinnias, gladiolas, marigolds, cosmos, and herbs, as well as native plants and perennials. Join us for workshops on flower arranging, herbalism, public tours, wreath making, fermentation/kombucha, and more!

  • Flower (locally grown) Arranging Workshop@Allerton

    Meet us in the Allerton Mansion for a blooming night! We will learn about a variety of autumn flowers and basic floral designs to take your arrangements to the next level. Participants will have the opportunity to create beautiful floral arrangements (you can take home!) using technique and the fresh flowers and greenery grown on Delight Flower Farm. Find more information and register here. September 23, 6–8 pm • Allerton Park & Retreat Center



    Illinois School of Architecture 2020 BUILDING PERFORMANCE SYMPOSIUM

    MARCH 27TH, 2020 1:00pm Plym Auditorium, Temple Buell Hall

    Organized by the Building Performance Program at the Illinois School of Architecture, this symposium brings together leaders in architecture, engineering, and construction to discuss the questions: What are the issues, challenges, and opportunities that will define the role of technology in architectural design and construction in the future? What does the future of building technology look like to you? How will these developments impact what we design and how we design it?

  • The Post-Work City: Submit your art & design projects

    We invite you to submit art and design projects that imagine what cities could be like in a world where we no longer had to work in order to sustain ourselves. Such a prospect demands a total rethinking of the existing spatial organization of society, since contemporary cities are designed with one particular universal in mind: the pervasiveness of work. Submit by December 20 and a curated selection will be featured in an online exhibition. 

  • Sustainable September events

    The Y Sustainability Committee invites you to join us for our first ever Sustainability Challenge Month. Every day, we will issue a challenge on our social media and resources as well as strategies and ideas for how to successfully complete that challenge in your everyday life. Share your attempts to meet our challenge by posting a photo or video with the hashtag #ysustainabillitychallenge.  Each time you share, you will be entered into a raffle to earn prizes.

  • Getting Involved in Environmental Policy Advocacy (during COVID-19 & beyond!)

    Join Illinois Environmental Council Executive Director, Jennifer Walling to learn more about the latest in environmental policy and politics in the State of Illinois and how you can get involved! From general strategies to specific opportunities to speak up and act, IEC will share ways you can shape policy for a greener world.

    Link to join Webinar

  • CEAPS Brown Bag - Sean Kennedy “Renewable energy and the challenges of land use in Southeast Asia: a comparative analysis of Indonesia and the Philippines”

    Sept 17 3-4:30pm

    Registration: Register to receive link and password to join on Zoom

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations aims to quadruple its installed renewable energy capacity by 2025. Southeast Asia has abundant renewable energy resources – including solar, wind, and geothermal – yet difficulties in acquiring land pose significant barriers to project development. This study compares and contrasts the processes of land acquisition and potential implications for local land uses and livelihoods associated with two large-scale wind projects in Indonesia and the Philippines. The findings support policy recommendations that respond to energy challenges in a way that attends to the specificity of local political-ecological contexts and broader climate and development goals.

    Dr. Sean Kennedy is Assistant Professor in the Department Urban and Regional Planning

  • Light the Night 2020 - Volunteer sign up

    Sep 24, 2020   3:30 - 7:30 pm Alma Mater, Hallene Gateway, and Campus Bike Center

    The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and MTD are planning to organize Light the Night event. Each fall for the last 12 years, the member agencies of the Light the Night Organizing Group, along with volunteers, have installed 800 to 1,000 bike light sets on bikes in the Urbana-Champaign area.  Registration: Sign up form

  • Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals: NGO and Community Engagement in Asia

    Panelists will discuss how their organizations engage with local communities and disadvantaged groups to build a more sustainable future. The session is free to register and designed for international educators regardless of background in the topic area. Due to a participant limit of 100 attendees, we encourage you to register today: Register Here!

    This panel is in conjunction with the Global Learning Collective's Virtual Familiarization Week which includes a series of interactive discussions designed to introduce international educators to sustainability initiatives in each of the Collective’s global regions. Other session topics include Environmental Justice in Africa (EDU Africa), Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Europe (CEPA) and Green Energy Solutions in South America (Campus B).

  • Peace Corps Information Session

    The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.

    Peace Corps Information Sessions

    Wednesday, September 23rd 3pm-4pm


    Meeting ID: 999 6675 9309 Password: 014328

    Thursday, September 24th 11am-12pm


    Meeting ID: 981 0317 4392  Password: 370602

    Email with questions:

  • [Lecture] Building Stuff: Materials From the Earth that Sustain our Built Environment, From Ancient Coral to City Sidewalks

    Did you ever wonder where the concrete in a sidewalk, the asphalt in a highway, the brick in a building, or the glass in a window come from? All are derivatives of rocks and sediments, processed in ways that allow the cities of modern society to exist. But use of these materials comes at a cost to the environment, and supplies of some are not sustainable. Prof. Emeritus Stephen Marshak was on the faculty at the University of Illinois for 35 years. He has served as Geology Department Head and as School of Earth, Society & Environment Director. 

  • 3DS Social Innovation

    3DS Social Innovation at the University of Illinois October 23-25, 2020

    Join us for a 3 day immersive virtual entrepreneurship education experience focused on social and environmental impact!

    • Gain inspiration to be a changemaker

    • Learn practical entrepreneurial skills

    • Build an innovative social venture

    • Network with students across campus

    • Access valuable resources and professional mentorship

    • Pitch for cash prizes to seed the growth of a social venture

    FREE and open to ALL majors and levels 

    For more information and to apply, visit

    Application deadline: October 16 by 5 pm.

    Sponsored by Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership

  • Architecture Career Expo

    Illinois School of Architecture


    FEBRUARY 27TH, 2020


    iHotel Conference Center

  • Building Stuff: Materials From the Earth That Sustain Our Built Environment

    Building Stuff: Materials From the Earth That Sustain Our Built Environment

    Concrete in sidewalks, brick in buildings, and glass in windows are derived from rocks and sediments, but use of these materials comes at an environmental cost. Join Professor Emeritus Stephen Marshak, former Director of the School of Earth, Society and Environment, as he kicks off his three-part lecture series, "Where Stuff Comes From: Earth's Resources & Sustainability." 

    September 29, 12–1 pm • Zoom | Password 758636

    Julie Wurth Asmussen • Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment