Joint Committee on Environmental Sustainability

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 Talloires Declaration. 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 2009-2010

Name Affiliation
John Betton Faculty
Wayne “Buzz” Bocher Faculty
Jean Bonde Classified Staff
Kay Dailey Faculty
Jeremy Gragert Student
Rob Hamann Classified Staff
Bob Hetzel Administration
Heather Hulett Faculty
Matt Landi Student
Missy Ruplinger Student
Liana Skibbie Student
Larry Sleznikow Academic Staff, Chair
Dan Sweetman Manager of UW-L Environmental Health, Occupational Safety and Sustainability Program
Meredith Thomsen Faculty
Rob Turner Student
Guy Wolf Academic Staff
Glenn Knowles Faculty
Kristin Koepke Academic Staff
Mike Winfrey Faculty

Community Representatives Who Attend JCES Meetings

Name Affiliation
Tim Kabat Senior Planner, Economic Development, City of La Crosse
Nick Nichols La Crosse County Sustainability Coordinator

Charge to the Committee

By Laws

Meeting Minutes
    September 25, 2009
    October 9, 2009
    October 16, 2009
    October 30, 2009
    November 6, 2009
    November 13, 2009
    November 20, 2009
    December 4, 2009

Annual Report