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The Sustainability Council's fall term meeting will be held on Thursday, October 16th, 1pm-3pm in SU 330. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to join! Click here to view the meeting agenda.

 

To assist SOU in remaining at the forefront of sustainability and to better coordinate and chronicle the many environmental enhancement activities in our region and on campus, the SOU Sustainability Council was established in April of 2007.

The mission of the Sustainability Council is to advise, encourage, and coordinate the operations, research, and campus culture of Southern Oregon University in a manner that is consistent with the values and practices of environmental stewardship and sustainability; promoting individual, institutional and community well-being.

 

 

From the President's memo establishing the Council:

"The Sustainability Council will be a University-wide group appointed to (1) advise me and the Executive Council in matters relating to sustainability and environmental impact; (2) promote environmental stewardship; (3) coordinate efforts of individuals and groups on campus; and (4) educate the campus community about sustainable practices.

The charge of the Council is to: Lead through example by promoting the incorporation of environmental concerns in University decisions

Promote conservation of natural resources to the best of our ability and the creation of sustainable practices and programs on campus

Educate our community about the necessity of sustainable environmental practices and ecologically friendly economics

Identify and support research areas and topics for faculty and students

Build relationships with local governments, businesses, and local citizens in order to promote environmentally sound practices within the region

Know and understand local, national and international programs to ensure that our environmental practices and policies adhere to or exceed the global vision for a sustainable future."

 

Council Members

Roxane Beigel-Coryell, beigelcod@sou.edu
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator - Co-Chair

Jill Smedstad
Environmental and Community Engagement Coordinator - Co-Chair

Craig Morris
Vice President for Finance & Administration

Keith Beed
Supervisor, Utilities/HVAC

Steve Schein
 Sr. Instructor, School of Business

Vincent Smith
Adjunct Instructor, Sociology/Environmental Studies

Gerry Gander
Executive Chef, SOU Dining

Daniel Tharp
University Housing Office Specialist

Sam Pennington-Vresk
ASSOU Director of Sustainability, Student

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The Council is full for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. Interestd in serving on the Council next year? Please fill out a student or faculty/staff application.