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Sustainability

Campus Sustainability Subcommittee

The Campus Sustainability Subcommittee (CSS) is one of the six standing subcommittees of the Institutional Planning and Policy Committee (IPPC). The IPCC is the central deliberative body for all-college governance. 

Function: To research, review, recommend and help support the implementation of sustainability policies and procedures in such areas as waste and recycling, academics, transportation, green building, food systems, climate and energy, landscape and ecosystem management, community, diversity and equity, and communication and assessment. This includes assisting in the coordination of sustainability strategic planning and its assessment and updates. The subcommittee may create working groups to assist with this process. Secondarily, to coordinate strategic event planning and collaborative efforts between departments around these topics.

Membership:

  • Director of Sustainability Programs and Assessment (Chair)
  • Sustainability Coordinator for Student Programming
  • Director of Sustainability for Academic Affairs
  • Faculty Member (elected through a Faculty Executive Committee process)
  • Director of Facilities Services (or designee)
  • Director of Purchasing Services (or designee)
  • Representative from Student Affairs
  • Representative from Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Representative from Advancement
  • Student Representative of the Environmental Action Club
  • Student Representative from the Student Government Association Sustainability Commission

Agendas

Minutes

Agendas

Minutes

Fiscal Year 2023 Visual Report

2023-24 Membership
Apple Alvarez '24, Student Government Association Sustainability Commission
Beth Brucker-Kane, Associate Director, Donor Engagement and Stewardship
Megan Buchanan, Associate Athletic Director
Grace Coale '25, Environmental Action Club (Spring 2024)
Darren Drabek, Associate Director of Admissions 
Grace Geurin '24, Vice President, Environmental Action Club (Fall 2023)
Jen Natyzak, Assistant Director of Sustainability Programs
Christine Page (2026), Associate Professor of Marketing
Dan Rodecker, Assistant VP of Facilities and Planning
Tarah Rowse, Director of Sustainability Programs and Assessment, Chair
Carol Schnitzer, Director of Purchasing
Mark Youndt, Professor, Management and Business, Director of Sustainability for Academic Affairs

Current Membership (2024-25)

  • Madeline Bace '26, Student Government Association Sustainability Commission
  • Beth Brucker-Kane, Associate Director, Donor Engagement and Stewardship
  • Megan Buchanan, Associate Athletic Director
  • Grace Coale '25, Environmental Action Club
  • Darren Drabek, Associate Director of Admissions
  • Christine Page (2026), Associate Professor of Marketing
  • Dan Rodecker, Assistant VP of Facilities and Planning
  • Tarah Rowse, Director of Sustainability Programs and Assessment, Chair
  • Carol Schnitzer, Director of Purchasing