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Sustainability Resources

Definition

"For the purpose of this policy, Illinois Central College defines sustainability as an attempt to meet present needs, avoid human actions that threaten the natural environment, and conserve resources without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their needs."

From, "Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Trustees" at Illinois Central College


"Sustainability is achieving a balanced union of ecological harmony, social respect and economic vitality.  --- it is the energy source that turns our company purpose and core values and beliefs from high-minded notions into daily visionary practices.” 

 From 147 Practical Tips for Teaching Sustainability, by Timpson, Kimmel, Bruyere, Newman and Mizia  

Sustainability at ICC

Visit the ICC Sustainability Webpage.

Our Commitments

Illinois Central College is committted to sustaianbility

  • Adminstrative Policy XVI on Sustainability
  • STARS
  • Illinois Campus Sustaianbility Compact- Gold level

More information at: http://icc.edu/about-icc/sustainability/green-campus/

Contacts

Co-Chairs of the Sustainability/Greening the Curriculum Committee

Troy Hattermann

Director of Facilities Planning and Design

309-694-5156

troy.hattermann@icc.edu

Michelle Nielsen Ott

Outreach and Reference Librarian

309-694-5617

michelle.nielsenott@icc.edu 

SAFE

Student Activities

Student Association for the Environment (SAFE)
"Through various activities and events, seeks to make students and the general public more environmentally aware."

IGEN

Illinois Central College is an active member of the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN).

"The Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) is a consortium of Illinois community colleges working to grow the green economy of Illinois. IGEN’s unique statewide cooperative approach leverages the power of a sustainability network with the deep community connections of individual colleges to expand deployment of clean energy technologies, increase employment opportunities, improve environmental and human health, foster community engagement, and accelerate market competitiveness." More at http://www.igencc.org/