From recycling initiatives to environmental advocacy, University of Chicago students engage in a range of activities and groups that promote sustainability. Student groups have led a wide variety of efforts to make our campus more sustainable including raising awareness of enviromental issues on campus, engaging in environmental consulting for private partners, working to promote sustainability through education, and convening youth climate coalitions.
Student organizations focused on sustainability, and their activities, include:
- The Phoenix Sustainability Initiative seeks to share and develop sustainable technologies, policies, and practices with the surrounding community. Their dynamic incubator model fosters new ideas, partnerships, and service, taking an action-based approach to increasing environmental responsibility.
- The EAF is a scholarly working group focused on the nexus of agricultural production, consumption, and the environment in the Chicago region and beyond.
- UCAN is a coalition of students who are dedicated to ending the consumption of fossil fuels as soon as politically feasible. UCAN organizes around political campaigns to place pressure on elected officials and leaders in the community to take action on climate and environmental injustice.
- The Green Economics Group is a student research group at the University of Chicago dedicated to exploring the intersections of the environment, business, economics, and public policy
- The Outdoor Adventure Club brings together students from across the University with an interest in exploration, travel, and bonding, by leading several trips to various parts of the country.
Are we missing an organization? Already a member of an awesome organization? Email us and tell us what you’re working on! We are always looking for opportunities to collaborate with students and spread the word about your work.