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Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN)

The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) cultivates, educates, and inspires the student-led zero waste movement, informing students about the waste crisis and equipping them with the necessary skills and resources to implement solutions to waste in their campus communities.

PLAN was founded in 2013 by a group of college students. These students witnessed a systemic waste problem on their campus and developed the first student-led, financially self-sustaining, zero waste move-out program of its kind. Other campuses wanted to replicate the program and from there, PLAN was born.

Thanks to Student Sustainability Committtee (SSC) funding, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a PLAN member, which means you are a PLAN member as well! Follow these simple steps to access your membership:

  1. Visit postlandfill.org
  2. Register using your @illinois.edu email
  3. Confirm account in your inbox (make sure to check your “Spam” folder!)
  4. Log in and browse your newly available content!

Resources you can use as a member include:

Learn more about our campus’s PLAN membership and how you can get involved >>>

Poster displaying key points from the iCAP 2020 Engagement theme.

“At-a-glance” key points from the iCAP 2020 Engagement theme. Click for an enlarged version.

Engagement iCAP Team

Read iCAP 2020 Chapter 7: Engagement >>>

Want to get involved? View our Engagement Next Steps >>>

The Engagement Team was formed in Fall of 2020 to communicate and elevate campus awareness of iCAP objectives and sustainability best practices.

The team is composed of faculty members, staff, and students who work collaboratively to support and recommend specific actions relating to the iCAP objectives with a particular focus on outreach of campus and potentially community opportunities.

Team members aim to communicate and enhance an evolving culture of sustainability and work to promote programs, outreach events, and involvement opportunities. The hope is that every individual on campus is aware of the sustainability initiatives and our commitment to being as environmentally conscious as possible.

The Engagement Team welcomes the opportunity to discuss potential actions, policies, and project recommendations to improve our campuswide reach and knowledge base.

iCAP Topical Teams report annually on progress made toward Illinois Climate Action Plan objectives in their area of focus.

 

Current Team Members
  • Faculty: Shiba Kar (Co-Chair), Assistant Dean, Illinois Extension; Program Leader, Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy (2021-) (Email)
  • Faculty: Ann-Perry Witmer (Co-Chair), Instructor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (2020-) (Email) Read more about Ann’s prior service on the Education SWATeam >>>
  • Faculty: Jie Hu, Clinical Professor of Landscape Architecture (2020-)
  • Faculty: Keilin Jahnke, Teaching Assistant Professor, Grainger College of Engineering Technology Entrepreneur Center (2020-)
  • Staff: Kathy Adams, Training and Development Specialist, Illinois Human Resources (2021-)
  • Staff: Dave Guth, Assistant Director for Facilities, Illini Union (2020-)
  • Staff: Colleen Kling, Office Support Associate, Department of Communication (2021-)
  • Staff: Sammy Yoo, Assistant Director, Student Sustainability Committee (2020-)
  • Student: Maiah Caise, Undergraduate in Agricultural & Biological Engineering (2021-) Read more about Maiah >>>
  • Student: Sonali Kumar, Undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering (2021-) Read more about Sonali >>>
  • Student: Kavya Mula (2021-)
  • SWATeam Clerk: Claire Keating, Undergraduate in Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability (2022-) (Email)
Former Team Members
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