Sustainability Committee

Responsibilities:

The Sustainability Committee shall inform and support the activities of other committees whose scope encompasses environmental responsibility. The Sustainability Committee shall make recommendations to the Academic Senate, as appropriate, regarding the provisions of the Talloires Declaration (AS-622-04) and the CSU Sustainability Policy. 

Charges:

  • Identify sustainability courses. Fall 2020
    1. Develop guidelines to incorporate sustainability into faculty RPT process. AY 2020-21
    2. Work with students and dining services to source food from campus and other local sources. AY 2020-21
    3. Work with students, WOW and AFD to improve recycling, composting and zero-waste WOW training. AY 2020-21
    4. Draft a resolution on Second Nature Climate Commitment Target Date. AY 2020-21
    5. Respond to AS-787-14.
      1. Review new courses in the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 catalogs for SUSCAT. AY 2020-21
      2. Encourage faculty to teach sustainability in new and existing courses. AY 2020-21
      3. Work with the CTLT to provide support for faculty seeking to teach classes involving sustainability. Ongoing
    6. Develop and pilot more SLOs assessments. Ongoing
    7. Develop procedure to identify sustainability courses in the catalog and Schedule Builder. Ongoing
      • Use AASHE/STARS and other sustainability-related lists.
    8. Support campus efforts to improve Cal Poly’s AASHE STARS certification credits. Ongoing
    9. Respond to 2014 CSU Sustainability Policy directives. Ongoing
      1. “The CSU will seek to further integrate sustainability into the academic curriculum working within the normal campus consultative process.
      2. The CSU will develop employee and student workforce skills in the green jobs industry, promote the development of sustainable products and services, and foster economic development.”
    10. Work with students to better integrate approaches to sustainability inside and outside the classroom/curriculum. Ongoing

    Meetings:

    Fall Quarter 2020: All meetings via ZOOM. Please email Sarah Best for more information.

    Tuesday 9/22: 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

    Friday 10/9: 2:10 pm - 3:00 pm

    Tuesday 10/20: 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

    Friday 11/6: 2:10 pm - 3:00 pm

    Tuesday 11/17: 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

    Membership:

    Shall include voting General Faculty representative from each college and Professional Consultative Services. The Academic Senate Chair is an ex officio, nonvoting member.  Ex officio members shall be the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee, the Vice President for Administration and Finance or designee, the Associate Vice Provost for Programs and Planning or designee, the Director of Facilities Planning or designee, the Associate Director of Sustainable Energy and Utilities, and two ASI representatives.

    2020-2021 Membership
    Name Department College/Unit Office Phone Email (@calpoly.edu) Exp. Term
    Bennett, Penny CLA/AssocDean Admin 62408 pkbennet EO (AcadDean)
    Braun, David (CH) ElecEngr CENG 61464 dbraun 2022
    Chiu, Yiwen NRM&ES CAFES 62972 yichiu 2021
    Dumars, Jeffrey FacPlang Admin 66588 jdumars EO (Dir/FacPlang)

    Elliot, Dennis

    FacSvcs

    Admin

    62090

    delliot

    EO (VP/Adm&Fin)

    Fernsler, Jonathan

    Physics CSM 62438 jfernsle 2022
    Kathuria, Ajay Indust Tech&Pkg PCS 62944 akathuri 2021
    Lee, Jennifer Student ASI 61281 jlee809 EO (ASI)
    Peters, Jason English CLA 62862 jpeter65 2022
    Reich, Jonathan Arch CAED 61351 jreich 2021
    Singh, Kylee Enrg&Sustain Admin 65397 klsingh EO (Dir/Engr,Ut&Sus)
    Springer, Hope Student ASI 61281 hespring EO (ASI)
    Winslow, Dianna CTLT Admin 67526 diwinslo EO (VP/AcadProg&Plan)
    VACANT   OCOB     2022

    Committee Procedures:

    Description and Procedures - approved Spring 2018 (pdf)

    Description and Procedures - approved 04.21.15 (pdf)

    Documents:

    Reports:

    Click here for 2020 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2020 Winter 2020 Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2019 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2019 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2019 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2018 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2018 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2017 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2017 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2016 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2016 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2016 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2015 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2014-2015 Year-End Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2015 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2014 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2013-2014 Year-end Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2014 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2013 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2012-2013 Year-end Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2013 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2012 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2011-2012 Year-end Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2012 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2011 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2011 Spring Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2011 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2010 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2009-2010 Year-end Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2010 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2009 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2008-2009 Year-End Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2009 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2008 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2007-2008 Year-end Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2008 Winter Quarter Report (pdf)

    Click here for 2007 Fall Quarter Report (pdf)

    Resolutions:

    AS-887-20 Resolution on Adding Sustainability Option to Schedule Builder - President Armstrong acknowledged receipt on February 25, 2020

    AS-792-15 Resolution on Approving Assessment Process for Courses Meeting Sustainability Learning Objectives - President Armstrong acknowledged receipt and approval on May 21, 2015

    AS-787-14 Resolution on Sustainability - President Armstrong acknowledged receipt on August 18, 2014

    AS-734-11 Resolution on Green Campus Program - President Armstrong acknowledged receipt on June 28, 2011

    AS-688-09 Resolution on Sustainability Learning Objectives - President Baker acknowledged receipt and approval on June 22, 2009

    AS-653-07 Resolution on Focus the Nation - Received by President Baker on March 26, 2007

    AS-642.06 Resolution on Academic Senate Bylaws Description of the Sustainability Committee - Received by President Baker on February 2, 2006

    AS-622-04 Resolution on The Creation of a Standing Sustainability Committee - President Baker acknowledged receipt on July 12, 2005

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