Share photos in #SustainableUIC contest

Instagram photo of student with bike

Take a photo of yourself practicing sustainability and post it to the Office of Sustainability’s social media pages for a chance to win.

The Office of Sustainability celebrates Campus Sustainability Day with a photo contest that challenges students, faculty and staff to showcase what makes them sustainable.

Winner will receive a $50 gift card to the UIC Bookstore.

“UIC has put so much effort into cultivating a sustainable campus,” says Lisa Sanzenbacher, program coordinator in the Office of Sustainability. “It’s great for students to recognize that effort and share it with folks outside of UIC.”

To enter, submit photos by Nov. 21 to the Office of Sustainability’s Facebook or Instagram page. Captions should include a short description of the photo, photographer’s name and major/department, and hashtags #SustainableUIC #goUIC and #CleanEnergyU.

The hashtag #CleanEnergyU recognizes Chevrolet’s Campus Clean Energy Program, Sanzenbacher said, which invests $40 million in projects to reduce up to 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere — equivalent to planting a forest the size of Yellowstone, she said.