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 United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the first of three volumes of its fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The findings of the report show that mainstream businesses have become greener, with an emphasis on reducing carbon emissions which are the key sectors for impact investment.