Campus Sustainability Council
The Campus Sustainability Plan calls for wide-ranging, coordinated efforts to promote sustainability across all operations and functions at UW Oshkosh. It also calls for an organizational structure to ensure that substantial progress is made and communicated to the larger community and the outside world.
The Campus Sustainability Council, which consists of representatives from across campus, oversees and helps coordinate this effort.
The Sustainability Council is responsible for reporting to the Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs and Administrative Services. It also assists and helps direct the Sustainability Director. Along with these responsibilities, the Council provides leadership on special issues (such as the curriculum) and advises campus leaders on sustainability matters.
Campus Sustainability Council membership is determined by the Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs and Administrative Services. Faculty, staff, and students representing academics, operations, and student affairs share the leadership of the Council.
The goal is to provide balanced, well-informed, and objective leadership for this administration-advising body. The co-chairs are expected to serve two-year renewable terms. Contact us to request more information on becoming or nominating a member.
UWO is one of over 660 American colleges and universities to have signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), which obligates the institution to help lead society in addressing human-induced global warming through action and education. The commitment requires the campus to work to achieve “climate neutrality” by the middle of this century or sooner and to educate responsible citizens who will help lead a just transition to a sustainable world.
At UW Oshkosh we are making great strides in our efforts to become a sustainable place, and our efforts are earning national recognition. But many people on our own campus might not be aware of all the things that we are doing; we hope our newsletters will educate, inform and inspire people to get involved.