SEES 2020 Spring Symposium

WHERE: UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room B, 750 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL

WHEN: Monday, March 30, 2020 9:30 am – 12:00 noon

SEES 2020 Spring will focus on:

  • economic, environmental and/or social foundations for a cleaner future, and
  • eliminating the disproportionate impact of the climate crisis on disadvantaged communities

SEES 2020 Spring is in collaboration with UIC Office of Sustainability’s Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE) funded program called Clean Jobs + New Deal = Just Climate Action. Experts will discuss the legislative opportunities at the federal, state, and local levels and how are they trying to address the equity issue. For more information on this collaborative event, visit the website.


SEES 2020 Spring is seeking undergraduate and graduate students at Chicago area universities, who are currently working on climate change, public health or mobility in sustainable development. Submit your abstract to present your work at this unique student-organized and led symposium and help to launch CAUSE – Chicago Area Universities for Sustainability and Energy, a student network and forum to build relationships and strengthen knowledge across universities for all students.

Interested students should submit abstracts via the online submission form or email directly to by February 28th, 2020. 

The world and human society are currently fueled by the ravaging impacts of climate change that are impacting humans on a daily basis to identifying pathways towards a more sustainable and just future for all. Addressing climate impacts using an environmental justice lens leads to better solutions for all. The question many young people have is: How can I make a difference in my life and in my career to personally and professionally create a more just and sustainable future?

Between the world moving slowly towards  sustainable development and students being highly concerned about the world’s environmental problems, one tends to forget that changes in this world are not caused only by protesting or raising awareness but also by fostering them. What better way can one implement them other than through their jobs?

Spring 2020 SEES offers a platform for students to professional pathways that are clean, just and climate friendly. The event will bring UIC alumni from the last decade to speak to UIC students on achieving personal and professional sustainable and clean goals. These UIC alumni are enthusiasts of a sustainable future who practice what they preach through clean jobs in Illinois and   create change by directing professional actions towards current sustainable challenges we face today. Spring 2020 SEES will expand students’ eyes to career choices that meet personal and professional expectations, creates a sustainable UIC alumni network, and broadens the impact that current UIC students and alumni can have collectively.  For more information on both the expert panel and student sustainability research presentations, see Spring 2020 SEES.

This event is not only for UIC students, it is a sustainable win-win for all Chicago area students interested in a sustainable future. Join the CAUSE (Chicago Area Universities for Sustainability and Energy) now!!! Register here.

Spring 2020 SEES is in collaboration with UIC Office of Sustainability (OS) event: Clean Jobs + New Deal = Just Climate Action. SEES will be the morning session, while the UIC OS event will be in the afternoon. Join us for both programs!  For more information on and to rsvp for Clean Jobs + New Deal = Just Climate Action.