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UIC Celebrates Arbor Day with its 10th straight Tree Campus Higher Education Recognition

Friday, April 30th was Arbor Day in Illinois and to celebrate, we proclaimed UIC’s tree accomplishments to all 47,000+ faculty, staff and students. We have been recognized, once again, as a Tree Campus Higher Education institution for our efforts in 2020. We put a lot of work into our urban forestry management, and we are […]

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Call It What It Is and Then Do Something About It

I ran across a new term today: Crisification. It doesn’t show up in any online dictionary, and I’m honestly not sure it’s a real word, but it seems to refer to the act of framing something as a crisis that may otherwise exist as a “problem” or “issue.”  Crisification happens in our household on a […]

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Trends and Statistics in Campus Carbon Offset Purchases

Higher education institutions engage in many different types of emission reduction activities to achieve campus carbon neutrality. Recently, many schools have become interested in purchasing carbon offsets to counteract their unavoidable travel-related Scope 3 emissions. Data Analysis I looked at the data that Signatories, higher ed institutions that have signed commitments to climate action, reported […]

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UC3 Ohio State University: Cultivating Resilience Research and Engaging Communities

The University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) is an ensemble of research universities that are venturing outside their campuses to connect with local businesses, governments, and communities to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. This blog post is part of a series highlighting the climate action work of UC3. Up next is Ohio State University. The Ohio State […]

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CORSIA and Campus Air Travel

Aviation is a significant contributor to climate change. Emissions from aviation continue to grow. In fact, CO2 emissions from international aviation have increased by 83% since 1990. However, it is challenging to address the issue since most people cannot give up traveling completely. This is one of the reasons for CORSIA, the Carbon Offsetting and […]

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The UC3 Series: University of California is Growing Climate Solutions Across Sectors

The University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) is a bold ensemble of research universities who are venturing outside their campuses to connect with local businesses, governments and communities to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. This blog post is part of a series highlighting the climate action work of UC3. First up is the University […]

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