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Report Card 2010

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University of Illinois–Chicago

Student Survey

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With the publication of the College Sustainability Report Card 2010, more than 1,100 school survey responses from over 300 institutions are now available online. In total, these surveys offer more than 10,000 pages of data collected from colleges and universities during the summer of 2009 . To access surveys from other schools, go to the  surveys section  of the website. To see grades, or to access additional surveys submitted by this school, please click the "Back to Report Card" link at the beginning or end of the survey.

 

Name : Angela Larsen

Position (in student organization): President 2008-2009

Date survey Submitted: 07.06.09

 

 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

1) Please describe the student-run campus environmental/sustainability organization in which you have a leadership role.

Name of organization: Urban Planning and Policy Student Association

Number of active members: 40-60

Website: http://uppsa.blogspot.com/

Date of last meeting: June 26, 2009

Frequency of meetings: Board meets once a month, general membership meets once a month

Key issues addressed and programs implemented since August 2008: Professional Development, interdisciplinary project experience

Progress made on each issue/program since August 2008: Developed relationships with key professional organizations (APA, APA-IL, CMS, USGBC, EWB); co-sponsored multiple events on campus with before mentioned professional organizations; worked as part of an interdisciplinary team of planners, engineers, and public health professionals that develop and implement a water purification system for a village in Guatemala - Engineers Without Boarders was the lead on this project.

 

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS

2) Does your group organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?

[X]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please list details for each competition.

#1 - Name of competition:

 Year initiated:

 Frequency of competition:

 Participants:

 Incentives:

 Goal of competition:

 Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:

 Lasting effects of competition:

 Website:

 

 #2 - Name of competition:

 Year initiated:

 Frequency of competition:

 Participants:

 Incentives:

 Goal of competition:

 Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:

 Lasting effects of competition:

 Website:

 

SUSTAINABILITY IN STUDENT GOVERNMENT

3) Does your student government include a specific position or committee dedicated to campus sustainability issues?

 [ X ]  No

 [  ]  Yes. Please describe:

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

4) Please describe any additional campus sustainability activities or projects that you or your group has initiated at your school:

 

 5) Please list and briefly describe any other student-run organizations related to campus sustainability at your school, and provide URLs if available (e.g., student groups; student government committees; student-run food co-ops, gardens/farms, bike co-ops) and provide contact information of the student leaders, if possible:

 

Engineers Without Boarders: http://www.ewb-uic.org/

UIC College of Cycling: http://bikeuic.org/

Terra Society

Eco-Campus

 

Questions 6 is for informational purposes only; your response will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.

 

 6) Please list any regional or national networks with which your group is affiliated (e.g., Energy Action Coalition/Campus Climate Challenge, Sierra Student Coalition, a state PIRG, a state student sustainability coalition): Engineers without Boarders; US Green Building Council

 

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Name: Amanda Damptz
Position (in student organization): President
Date survey submitted: July 6th 2009

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
1) Please describe the student-run campus environmental/sustainability organization in which you have a leadership role.
Name of organization: Terra Society
Number of active members: 20+ members
Website: http://www.uic.edu/depts/geos/terra-society/index.html
Date of last meeting: April 24th 2009
Frequency of meetings: Weekly
Key issues addressed and programs implemented since August 2008: Increase membership, interest, and activities.
Progress made on each issue/program since August 2008: Generated Facebook and Twitter page for organization, contacted past members on ideas for more involvement, contacted Adopt-A-Beach program.

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS
2) Does your group organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please list details for each competition.
#1 - Name of competition:
Year initiated:
Frequency of competition:
Participants:
Incentives:
Goal of competition:
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:
Lasting effects of competition:
Website:

#2 - Name of competition:
Year initiated:
Frequency of competition:
Participants:
Incentives:
Goal of competition:
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:
Lasting effects of competition:
Website:

SUSTAINABILITY IN STUDENT GOVERNMENT
3) Does your student government include a specific position or committee dedicated to campus sustainability issues?
[ X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe:

OTHER ACTIVITIES
4) Please describe any additional campus sustainability activities or projects that you or your group has initiated at your school:   In the past Terra Society has participated in Adopt-A-Beach and in the upcoming year will continue to do so.

5) Please list and briefly describe any other student-run organizations related to campus sustainability at your school, and provide URLs if available (e.g., student groups; student government committees; student-run food co-ops, gardens/farms, bike co-ops) and provide contact information of the student leaders, if possible:  UIC Ecocampus: Ecocampus is a non-partisan, student-run organization devoted to environmental issues within the UIC community, as well as on the municipal, national, and global level. http://www.uicecocampus.org/

Questions 6 is for informational purposes only; your response will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.


6) Please list any regional or national networks with which your group is affiliated (e.g., Energy Action Coalition/Campus Climate Challenge, Sierra Student Coalition, a state PIRG, a state student sustainability coalition):  

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Name: Holly Gillis
Position (in student organization): Treasurer

Date survey submitted: 7/7/09

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

1) Please describe the student -run campus environmental/sustainability organization in which you have a leadership role.

Name of organization: UIC Ecocampus

Number of active members: 5

Website: www.uicecocampus.org

Date of last meeting: 4/20/09

Frequency of meetings: weekly during the school year

Key issues addressed and programs implemented since August 2008: UICycle program, Environmental Justice, gardening on campus

Progress made on each issue/program since August 2008: Direct involvement in campus recycling operations, planting and maintenance of prairie areas on campus, involvement in public transit campaign, building awareness for environmental justice problems in nearby Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods, Ecojamapalooza Earth Day event/education fair, co-sponsored the Sustainable Living Roadshow

 

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS

2) Does your group organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please list details for each competition.

#1 - Name of competition:

Year initiated:

Frequency of competition:

Participants:

Incentives:

Goal of competition:

Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:

Lasting effects of competition:

Website:

 

#2 - Name of competition:

Year initiated:

Frequency of competition:

Participants:

Incentives:

Goal of competition:

Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:

Lasting effects of competition:

Website:

 

SUSTAINABILITY IN STUDENT GOVERNMENT

3) Does your student government include a specific position or committee dedicated to campus sustainability issues?

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please describe:

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

4) Please describe any additional campus sustainability activities or projects that you or your group has initiated at your school:   We anticipate working with student government in the future to implement a student Green Fee

 

5) Please list and briefly describe any other student-run organizations related to campus sustainability at your school, and provide URLs if available (e.g., student groups; student government committees; student-run food co-ops, gardens/farms, bike co-ops) and provide contact information of the student leaders, if possible: Terra Society (organization for Environmental Science students): Annika Taylor, past president;  UIC College of Cycling: Kevin Monahan, Vice President; UIC Gardening Club: gardening-uic@googlegroups.com

 

Questions 6 is for informational purposes only; your response will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.

 

6) Please list any regional or national networks with which your group is affiliated (e.g., Energy Action Coalition/Campus Climate Challenge, Sierra Student Coalition, a state PIRG, a state student sustainability coalition): Illinois Student Environmental Coalition (part of the Environmental Law and Policy Center) Campus Climate Challenge

 

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Name: Kevin Monahan

Position (in student organization): Vice President

Date survey submitted:  July 14, 2009

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

1) Please describe the student-run campus environmental/sustainability organization in which you have a leadership role.

Name of organization: College of Cycling

Number of active members: 24

Website: n/a

 Date of last meeting: May 10, 2009

Frequency of meetings: every 1-3 months

Key issues addressed and programs implemented since August 2008: assisted with UIC Master

 Planning for campus infrastructure, safe biking workshops

Progress made on each issue/program since August 2008: two workshops on safe biking in the city

 

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS

2) Does your group organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please list details for each competition.

 #1 - Name of competition:  Participate in Bike to Work Week

 Year initiated:  2007

 Frequency of competition: annually

Participants: 50 - 70

 Incentives: bicycle accessories, gift certificates

Goal of competition: to get people to bike to campus more often

Percent of energy/water/waste reduced: unknown

Lasting effects of competition:  more cyclists riding to campus

 Website:

 

 #2 - Name of competition:

 Year initiated:

Frequency of competition:

Participants:

 Incentives:

Goal of competition:

 Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:

Lasting effects of competition:

Website:

 

SUSTAINABILITY IN STUDENT GOVERNMENT

3) Does your student government include a specific position or committee dedicated to campus sustainability issues?

[ X ]  No

[  ]   Yes. Please describe:

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

4) Please describe any additional campus sustainability activities or projects that you or your group has initiated at your school: Group bike rides, lunch-meet ups

 

5) Please list and briefly describe any other student-run organizations related to campus sustainability at your school, and  provide URLs if available (e.g., student groups; student government  committees; student-run food co-ops, gardens/farms, bike co-ops) and  provide contact information of the student leaders, if possible:

 

Questions 6 is for informational purposes only; your response will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.

 

6) Please list any regional or national networks with which your group is affiliated (e.g., Energy Action Coalition/Campus Climate Challenge, Sierra Student Coalition, a state PIRG, a state student sustainability coalition): College of Cycling is a Chicago-wide collection of university bike groups

 

 

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