The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity awarded the grant, which aims to represent the effect being seen on campus of "Years for the Environment," a three-year effort that has promoted and supported sustainability in Benedictineâ€™s curriculum.
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Programs whose purpose is to preserve, protect, and where possible, improve the environment. Biodiversity Programs; Ecosystems
Programs that provide informal classes which acquaint participants with particular aspects of their environment and increase their understanding of and appreciation for ecological balance. Bush Survival; Ecotourism; Nature Center Programs; Nature Walks; Orienteering; Outdoor Education; Outdoor Survival Skills; Outward Bound; ROPE Courses; Wilderness Programs
Programs that are responsible for designing, developing, maintaining and improving livable urban, suburban and rural environments. ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities; Architectural Accessibility; Barrier Free Design; Ecodevelopment; Ecologically Sustainable Design; Handicapped Accessibility, Pedestrian Facilities Design; Permaculture; Resource Stewardship; Sustainable Design, Sustainable Development
The Guardian asked leaders and experts across the social enterprise sector to share what inspired them to establish their social businesses.