Interested in becoming part of SSC? SSC is looking for new members for its working groups year-round, and new members for the voting board every spring semester. Information on both types of involvement is below.
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SSC Full Committee Membership
On the committee you will be helping with reviewing projects for funding and following up with them as the course of the project continues. The committee has 12 student seats, six faculty seats, and four staff seats.
Student members are appointed by the Illinois Student Senate each spring for the following academic year. Student members serve a one-year term. To apply, click here to visit the Student Affairs Campus Committees website for application information and deadlines. Application deadlines usually occur during the first week of February.
Faculty and Staff Members
Faculty and staff ex officio members are appointed by the Director of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment and serve a one-year term. Faculty members are selected by the committee in conjunction with the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will add you to the list for consideration. Appointments occur at the end of each spring semester.
Most people who get involved with SSC start through membership in a working group. The Student Sustainability Committee has identified five focus areas for sustainability improvements on campus. Working groups will explore possible projects for future funding within each focus area. In addition, working groups will pre-review each funding application and make a recommendation to the committee for project funding. Each working group is chaired by a student SSC member and advised by a faculty or staff SSC member.
Education: This working group will explore ways to further incorporate sustainability into curriculum, programming, and departmental educational missions.
Energy: This working group will explore possibilities for carbon reduction through renewable energy, energy efficiency, and green building.
Food & Waste: This working group will explore possibilities to expand sustainable food consumption and responsible waste practices.
Land and Water: This working group will explore carbon sequestration and reducing inputs for managing landscape, as well as potable water use reduction, greywater use, and water conservation in campus facilities.
Transportation: This working group will explore alternative, low carbon transportation options for students, faculty, and staff.