New Sustainability Standing Committees
Introducing the two newest Sustainability Council Standing Committees of the spring of 2012
Greening the Campus Committee launched in February
Sustainability in Curriculum and Co-Curriclulum Committee launched in April
Greening the Campus Committee
The primary goal of the committee is to connect the practical and aspirational aspects of developing a more sustainable built and operational environment on campus, and in so doing to provide continuity, structure, and understanding of funding that will further enable progress in greening the campus. The charge of this committee will be to:
- Identify, understand, and promote the sustainable aspects/content of campus facilities projects.
- Identify, investigate, and formulate recommendations regarding potential campus sustainability projects and, when appropriate, actions beyond the campus;
- Coordinate with faculty who wish to include campus sustainability projects in the curriculum;
- Connect students internships, class projects, and research with campus projects; when appropriate recommend projects designed to use the built environment to educate;
- Administer Council Mini Grants;
- Coordinate efforts to implement the President's Climate Agreement and supervise activities related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and working towards our adopted goals of climate neutrality.
Priorities, 2012: Develop coherent campus energy plan; develop Carbon Neutrality plan; continue mini grant process; establish procedures for integrating coursework, campus initiated ideas, and curriculum with committee work.
Chair: Chief Financial Officer, Arnie Yasinski. Meeting schedule: bi-monthly. Two or three years terms.
Alison Fisher, CLA faculty, Chemistry
Karen Arabas, CLA faculty, Earth and Environmental Science
Jennifer Johns, CLA adjunct faculty, Biology, and Director of Sustainable Agriculture Inst., Zena Farm
John Repplinger, Science Librarian
Scott Shambaugh, Meter and Delivery Clerk, Mailroom
Mike Harder, CLA student, freshman
Victoria Binning, CLA student, sophomore (study abroad 1 semester next year)
Alex Sproul, CLA student, junior
Summer Tucker, CLA student, junior
Jim Anderson, Grounds manager
Gary Grimm, Manager of Maintenance and Operations
Shayne Hollandsworth, Staff, Facilities
Sustainability in Curriculum and Co-Curriculum Committee
The primary goal of this committee is to develop a coherent, integrated approach to promoting sustainability in the curriculum and co-curriculum. The charge of the committee will be to:
- Focus, make more visible, and celebrate existing efforts in sustainability in the curriculum and co-curriculum.
- Develop programs and initiatives that encourage continuity and innovation in integrating sustainability into curriculum and co-curriculum and cultivate a campus-wide culture of intellectual and practical engagement with sustainability issues.
- Provide recommendations for Strategic Planning and General Education revision.
- Develop a viable model for Sustainability Council Intern program.
- Develop resources to faculty who teach in sustainability at Willamette and support collaborative teaching, research, and projects between the graduate and undergraduate schools.
- Grow sustainability in the curriculum by holding teaching sustainability workshops, making recommendations to the Postitions Committee, and partnering with area institutions in curricular and co-curricular initiatives.
- Coordinate with and support the CLA Sustainability Certificate Program.
- Develop metrics to assess integration of sustainability into curriculum and co-curriculum.
Priorities 2012: Make more visible and focused current efforts; formalize Sustainability Council Intern Program; supervise Sustainability Council Students Interns for summer-fall 2012 (Areas: Athletics, Equity, Recycling/Compost, Opening Days); utilize Council carry forward budget for paid internships; develop strategic priorities for 2012-2014.
Chair: CLA Faculty; Membership: 2 additional CLA faculty; students and staff (including Campus Life and Student Affairs Staff); Sustainability Council Administrative Assistant. Two or three years terms. Meeting schedule: bi-monthly.