About the Committee:
The Joint Committee on Environmental Sustainability had its origins as a committee created by Faculty Senate in the fall of 2007 at the request of the Chancellor to examine the feasibility of UW-L signing the
. The committee was made up of faculty, staff and students. After evaluating the Talloires Declaration's 10 action steps the committee created a document,
Moving Toward a Sustainable Future at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (PDF), that reviewed UW-L's current status related to those 10 action steps. This document was presented to the Faculty Senate, Academic Staff Council, Student Senate and Chancellor Joe Gow. The committee recommended that Chancellor Gow sign the Talloires Declaration. The Chancellor agreed with the committee's findings and did sign the Talloires Declaration on Earth Day, April 22, 2008.
Action step 10 of the Talloires Declaration reads:
Establish a Secretariat and a steering committee to continue this momentum, and to inform and support each other's efforts in carrying out this declaration.
In keeping with this requirement, UW-L established the Joint Committee on Environmental Sustainability in May 2008 with faculty, staff and student representatives from across campus.
Membership Roster 2014-2015
Students for Sustainability (2)1. Brittany Maule2. Sarah Torgerson
Student Association Environmental Sustainability Director & Another Member of Student Association1. Rebecca Conn2. Julie Merkes
University Center's Sustainability Coordinator1. Libby Thorson
Residence Hall Advisory Council1. Jacob Schimmel2. Nicholas Kuznicki
Faculty or Instructional Academic Staff Representatives (5)1. Nadia Carmosini (Chair)2. Tammy Fisher3. Barrett Klein4. Sandy Koster5. Maggie McDermott (Secretary)
Academic Staff Council Representatives (3)1. Victor Hill2. Dennis Rodenberg3. Larry Sleznikow
Classified Staff Council Representatives (2)1. John Pieper2. Isaiah Burish
STARS Coordinator (1)1. Kelly Nowicki
Environmental Health, Occupational Safety, and Sustainability Program Manager1. Dan Sweetman
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