About Sustainability at UIS

Students at UISUIS will be a role model in promoting campus environmental sustainability. UIS recognizes that we are part of a global community with limited resources and that our choices can positively affect that community and campus life in keeping with the UIS Strategic Compass 2028.

Promote Environmental Sustainability

UIS will be a role model in promoting campus environmental sustainability. UIS recognizes that we are part of a global community with limited resources and that our choices can positively affect that community and campus life.

  • Expand, implement, and maintain an effective recycling program on all campus facilities.
  • Design new university buildings complying with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and consider LEED standards in remodeling of existing buildings.
  • Raise campus awareness regarding our impact on the environment by developing environmental education programs and participating in public dialogue on environmental issues within and beyond the campus community.
  • Consider landscaping, energy use, building maintenance, purchasing, food service, and transportation as specific areas in which environmentally friendly practices are possible and desirable; implement such practices to the extent possible.

Performance Indicators:

  • Level of participation in Recycling Program
  • Achievement of LEEDS standards in new construction and renovations
  • Level of participation in public dialogue on environmental issues
  • Focus on environmental preservation and sustainability in campus planning