UI selected as recipient of ninth annual Climate Leadership Award

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois was selected for the ninth annual Climate Leadership Award from the Boston-based nonprofit Second Nature, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

One four-year university and one two-year college are chosen annually for the award, which recognizes innovation and leadership in climate action. To be eligible, schools must sign the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments.

The UI signed the carbon commitment in 2008, and the award is “welcome recognition of the progress we’ve made in the last decade,” Chancellor Robert Jones said in release.

Source: The News-Gazette