Surrounded by members of the Chancellor’s Committee on Sustainability and Energy, Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares commemorates Earth Day April 22 by signing the Talloires Declaration, the first official statement developed by university administrators committing to sustainability in higher education.
By signing this international declaration, UIC commits to implement a 10-point action plan to incorporate sustainability and environmental literacy into its teaching, research, operations and outreach.
The Talloires Declaration is the third commitment UIC has signed to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability.
UIC is an inaugural signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. The campus also signed the Illinois Sustainable University Compact.