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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 UWL 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 UWL'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, UWL established the Joint Committee on Environmental Sustainability in May 2008 with faculty, staff and student representatives from across campus.

Membership Roster Spring 2017

Students for Sustainability (2)
1.  Laura Berry
2.  Open

Student Association Members
1.   Open
2.  Open

Residence Hall Advisory Council (1)
1.  Natalie Burgess

Green Fund Coordinator
1.  Rachel Steffen (secondary Spenser Garcia, Mini-grant coordination)

Faculty or Instructional Academic Staff Representatives (5)

1.   Seth King
2.  Barrett Klein (Convener & Chair)
3.  Kelly Nowicki
4.  Kay Dailey
5.  Ben Golden

Academic Staff Representatives (3)
1.   Victor Hill
2.  Dennis Rodenberg
3.  William Doering

University Staff Representatives (2)
1.   John Pieper
2.  Open

STARS Assessment Coordinator (1)
1.  Open

Environmental Studies Program Faculty or Academic Staff Representative
1.  Shannon Amberg (Secretary)

University Center's Sustainability Coordinator
1.  Rebecah Neitzel

Environmental Health, Occupational Safety, and Sustainability Program Manager
1.  Dan Sweetman


Proposal for a UWL Campus Garden



2015-2016 JCES

2014-2015 JCES

2013-2014 JCES