On Earth Day, President Biden announced his administration’s commitment to action on climate change. His pledge to cut U.S. emissions in half by 2030 is a promise that has been welcomed by University of Illinois System leaders, including System President Tim Killeen and the chancellors of each of the three system universities.
At UIC, the Chancellor’s Committee on Sustainability and Energy (CCSE) echoes these statements of support and applauds the U of I System’s pledge to foster world-class climate research and innovation over the next decade.
“UIC’s campus is uniquely poised to act as a living laboratory, as we are a truly immersive learning experience for sustainability and climate justice,” said CCSE co-chair George Crabtree, Distinguished Professor, department of physics, electrical, and mechanical engineering, and director, The Energy Initiative.
UIC has a plan in place to cut its carbon emissions that is managed by Office of Planning, Sustainability and Project Management staff. The university’s goal to become a Carbon Neutral Campus is part of its larger UIC Climate Commitments and has been incorporated into the Climate Action Implementation Plan (CAIP), the university’s portfolio of solutions for achieving those commitments.