Campus Sustainability Council
The Campus Sustainability Council was established in 2007 by the Chancellor to advise the UW Oshkosh administration on matters related to sustainability. The Council also helps with writing and updating the Campus Sustainability Plan, which calls for wide-ranging, coordinated efforts to advance sustainability across all operations and functions at the university, helps with sustainability reporting, and contributes to the timely promotion and communication of campus sustainability to campus and external stakeholders and the outside world.
The Sustainability Council reports to the Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs and Administrative Services, assists the Sustainability Director, and provides leadership on special issues (such as the curriculum).
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.