Green Projects

The Green Projects Initiative allows UIS students, faculty, and staff to play a direct role in making our campus more environmentally sustainable.


UIS Green Projects serves as an avenue for students to take a leadership role in greening our Springfield campus and beyond. We encourage and finance student-driven initiatives that contribute to long-term social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

We help members of our campus community design sustainability projects that will help green UIS. Each academic year, we select the best projects proposed by UIS students, faculty, and staff and work collaboratively to implement them using funds provided by the UIS Student Green Fee. This initiative is student-driven and student-led. UIS students chair the committee that selects which projects to fund, and student work together with UIS faculty and staff to implement these projects.

Learn About Our Successfully Implemented Green Projects

Submit a Green Project Proposal

Green Projects Proposal Timeline (2018/2019)


animation of the New Student Union building