CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL — Governor Pat Quinn
spoke about sustainability issues Friday at the University Sustainability Symposium, according to the Daily Illini.
The symposium, held by University of Illinois''s Office of Sustainability
, serves as a forum to discuss green technology and concerns about energy, the article noted.
After Quinn''s speech, the University agreed to the terms in the new Campus Sustainability Compact and became the first institution in Illinois to sign it, the article stated.
"There is no better place to start going green than at the university level," Quinn said.
"When people come to our universities we want them to find the greenest campuses in the country," Quinn added.
According to the article, the new compact, which holds the signatures of Chancellor Robert Easter
, President Michael Hogan
and Governor Quinn, is a renewal of a 2005 initiative signed by 81 schools statewide and holds the University responsible for areas of sustainability including operations, research and academics.