Committee on Campus Sustainability (CCS)

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The Committee on Campus Sustainability (CCS) is a standing committee of Student Government that is focused on furthering three main goals:

  • Advocacy: advocate for sustainability on campus, and elevate other community members who are already working on pro-environmental initiatives

  • Awareness: work with other stakeholders to engage the student body, faculty, and community members and create an ongoing dialogue about campus sustainability

  • Action: reduce the environmental impacts of campus life through projects which produce tangible results

In 2018-2019, the committee expanded the Sustainability Czar Program to include 21 residential Houses comprising over 1500 students. We also organized the Earth Month initiative, hosted the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, and helped to run a sustainability case competition with the Illinois Green Alliance.

Here is the Committee’s 2018-2019 report.

Here is the Committee's 2017-2018 report.

Contact Information


Kimika Padilla, Chair:

Eugene Han, Vice Chair:


Liam Torpy, Class of 2019

Hannah Morin, Class of 2020

Ryan Cutter, Class of 2021

Zebeeb Nuguse, Class of 2022

Mercer Winer, Class of 2022

Walker Gillett, Class of 2022

Miranda Zhang, Class of 2022