Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.


Our Vision

With the world population projected to increase rapidly in the coming decades, we want to find solutions for the ever-growing demand for food, water, and energy while ensuring a safe, productive, and sustainable environment for all global citizens.


Our Mission

To foster actionable, interdisciplinary research to address fundamental challenges in sustainability, energy and environment; to provide national and international leadership in these areas through interdisciplinary education and outreach activities; and to develop and implement strategies for a sustainable environment on the University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign campus and beyond.