Sustainability Presentation Contest

The ICC Sustainability Committee holds a bi-annual presentation contest for current students Monday, November 9, 2015 @ 2:30 pm. Presentations are 4-6 minutes long and address all three aspects of sustainability: society, economics, and the environment. In order to participate, students must register by October 15, 2015.
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Sustainability

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

2015-06-08T11:57:25+00:00

Margaret Mead

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."

Chief Seattle

2015-06-08T11:59:03+00:00

Chief Seattle

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
“Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.”

Henry David Thoreau

2015-06-08T11:58:15+00:00

Henry David Thoreau

“Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.”

What is Sustainability?

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.

Origins at ICC

The Student Association for the Environment (SAFE), which was founded in 1987, first began the push toward a more sustainable future here at ICC. Since it’s inception, SAFE has made an incredible impact. By recycling over 20,000 pounds of aluminum from 1987-1996, they were able to purchase and distribute over 22,500 trees. ICC and SAFE continue to explore ways to make a more sustainable future.

Since 2007, the Sustainability/Greening the Curriculum committee has worked to provide sustainability initiatives on campus. ICC participates in AASHE’s STARS and the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact to measure the College’s sustainability performance.

ICC is also a member of the Illinois Green Economy Network.

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