We aim to make
USF a greener campus

University of St. Francis
Greening of Campus

Sharing knowledge through hands on experience

Recent News

Blue Stem Earth Festival!
May 10, 2014

Woodrow Wilson Fellow Guest Speaker!
March 24 - 28

Florence Reed is a Woodrow Wilson fellow that will be at St. Francis on the week of March 24 through 28. She is the president and founder of Sustainable Harvest International. (Download the on presentation summary PDF for more information on Florence Reed!)

2012 Green Week Flyer
April 2, 2012
Download the official 2012 USF Green Week Flyer!
2012 Greening of Campus Updates
March 31, 2012
Here are two new flyers! Please download them for review! Visit our Recycling Page for more information.
New Recycling Initiative
October 13, 2010
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USF Signs Illinois Sustainability Compact
September 27, 2010
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The P3 Project
October 23, 2007
P3 Project: People, Prosperity and the Planet

A Student Design Competition for Sustainability - An EPA Grant project


The University of St. Francis (USF) is embarking on a new water conservation project based on water collection from permeable pavers and other water collection systems. The project will also study contaminants in the water collected, as well as the feasibility of recycling rainwater for future use.

If successful, the program has the potential to serve over 2000 students and staff on campus, involving students, faculty, staff, and the neighborhood in setting an example to the entire community of the value of conserving water through collection, assessing levels of contaminants, remediating any contamination found, and ultimately reusing the water collected. Due date for grant application is Dec 20, 2008.
USF Receives Grant!
October 11, 2007

USF Receives $95,946.00 Grant

Illinois Clean Energy Foundation Lighting Grant

  • Grainger begins audit in February 2006 for proposed 2007 Lighting Grant.
  • Lighting Grant would partially fund lighting upgrade on campus.
  • T12 system would be replaced by new energy efficient T8 Fixtures and in some cases, replace with energy efficient ballasts and exit lighting.
  • The upgrade would improve lighting quality on campus and reduce operating and maintenance expenses.
  • The estimated cost of the project is $172,920.96.
  • The total savings is estimated to be approximately $54,896.00 in the first year. Over ten years, we will save about $629,319.00.

Campus Community,

To continue with our campus greening effort, the asphalt removed for the brick pathway was recycled and will be reused to resurface existing driveways.

Greening of Campus Community (GCC)