Office of Sustainability

What dream will you help realize? Solar panels on campus buildings? A Zero-Waste ISU? Green Roof projects? An ISU bike share program? A student-led community garden? Electric vehicle charging stations? Faculty research grants or awards? Sustainability at ISU can be achieved with your support.

Donations made to the Office of Sustainability supports and advances environmental stewardship and sustainability programs across our campus, such as: 

Educational Opportunities and Green Jobs: We can increase sustainability literacy across our campus, and develop a network of inclusive, environmental leaders who are prepared for the jobs of the future. We can do this by creating new sustainability-related curricula, co-curricula, programming, and cross-disciplinary opportunities, increasing the number of sustainability related courses and programs that emphasize environmental justice, equity, and indigenous perspectives, and establishing professional development opportunities for faculty to integrate sustainability in both academics and research.

Sustainable Operations: Collaborating across campus, we can design facility upgrades and renovations throughout ISU to incorporate renewable energy, green technology, electric vehicles, native plantings, and sustainable materials utilizing the campus as a living laboratory.

Student Internships and Assistantships: The growing sustainability culture at ISU means a greater need for paid student internships. Interns in the Office of Sustainability gain experience in communications, sustainability metrics, measurement and reporting, graphic design, education and outreach, and public speaking. 

Outreach and Engagement: Workshops, seminars, tabling events, and presentations about various sustainability topics help to advance our efforts and engage with students, faculty, and staff across campus. Educational outreach events led by interns allow students to develop skills such as public speaking, communication, team building and leadership development.

Student Travel: Attending sustainability conferences and study abroad tours provide an opportunity to learn from and network with sustainable communities, organizations, and companies. 

Today, your gift is more than a donation; it’s an investment in the future of our planet.

Leaderboard
Participation by area
Which participating group will receive the most gifts during Birds Give Back? Support your passion and help your area climb the leaderboard!
Rank Area of Support Gifts
1 Communication 328
2 Athletics 192
3 Multicultural Center 158
4 Geography, Geology and the Environment 151
5 LGBTQ+ Student Support 121
6 School of Theatre and Dance 90
7 Support MCN Priorities 89
8 Center for Civic Engagement 88
9 University Housing Services 84
10 Family and Consumer Sciences 80
11 Accounting 77
12 Red and White Student Scholarship 74
13 Andrew Purnell Jr. Memorial Scholarship 71
14 Horticulture Center 69
15 WGLT 61
16 Finance, Insurance, and Law 54
17 College of Business Excellence Fund 50
18 ISUPD Community Engagement Unit 50
19 Student Engagement 49
20 Redbird Esports 45
21 Gamma Phi Circus 40
22 Special Education 36
23 School of Teaching and Learning 35
24 Health Sciences 34
25 Chemistry 33
26 Textbook Affordability 33
27 School of Music 33
28 Illinois Shakespeare Festival 32
29 Ewing Cultural Center 31
30 Red and White Scholarship Fund 29
31 History 28
32 CAST Student Persistence Fund 27
33 Office of Sustainability 27
34 Student Affairs Scholarships 23
35 U-High 23
36 More Ways to Support Milner 22
37 Biological Sciences 21
38 Agriculture 21
39 Politics and Government 21
40 Career Services 21
41 College of Arts and Sciences Funds 20
42 Wonsook Kim CFA General Fund 20
43 College of Education Persistence Awards 20
44 Economics 19
45 Alumni Association Scholarship 19
46 Office of Student Research 18
47 Technology 18
48 Wonsook Kim School of Art 18
49 Educational Administration & Foundations 17
50 Kinesiology and Recreation 17
51 Social Work 16
52 Information Technology 16
53 CAST Connections 16
54 Black Colleagues Association Scholarship 16
55 International House 15
56 Marketing 14
57 Latinx Alumni Network Scholarship 14
58 Mathematics 14
59 Metcalf 14
60 English 14
61 Psychology 14
62 Honors Program 13
63 The Graduate School 13
64 Criminal Justice Sciences 11
65 Communication Sciences and Disorders 11
66 Creative Technologies Program 11
67 Pay it Forward Business Scholarship 10
68 Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 10
69 Management Majors 10
70 Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 9
71 Military Science - ROTC 7
72 Physics 7
73 Sociology and Anthropology 7
74 Business Education 7
75 International Business 7
76 University Galleries 6
77 Friends of the Arts 5
78 Latin American and Latino/a Studies 4
79 Philosophy 3
80 Marian H. Dean Legacy Scholarship 2
Ended
$25,000
Reaching for 2,500 gifts!
Thank you to the 2,500 donors who unlocked $25,000 to keep momentum strong during Birds Give Back!
2,500 / 2,500 Gifts
Completed
$30,000
Hesterberg CAST Mission Complete Challenge
We are issuing our final challenge of the night. Keith ’93 and Beth Hesterberg challenge us to complete our Birds Give Back mission. They will add $30,000 to support the CAST student persistence when we receive another 250 gifts before midnight. Make your gift and spread the word to all your Redbird friends!
2,750 / 2,750 Gifts
Completed
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