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The Sustainability Council meets monthly to discuss and take action on campus-wide issues that affect the “triple bottom line” of sustainability including energy and greenhouse gas reduction, recycling, dining, housing, and more. Represented offices include Facilities, Purchasing, Finance, Environmental Services, Residential Life, Information Technology, the Environmental Sciences & Environmental Studies programs, the Monadnock Institute for Nature, Place and Culture, Student Affairs, and others.
Meetings are listed on the campus Calendar of Events. Council work also happens between meetings, and new members are always welcome. Serving on the Sustainability Council represents a special opportunity for students, whose energy and leadership are always needed and valued.
The Sustainability Council works with the Sustainability Center and various groups to offer events for the entire campus community, such as:
|Campus Sustainability Day (each October)|
|Earth Week (each April)|
|Energy Conservation and Recycling Contests|
|Zero-Waste Move-Out Days|
View the Presidents' Climate Commitment here.
The Commitment to Climate Neutrality is the charge of the Sustainability Council. To that end, the Council and its staff are dedicated to the ongoing work of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions; completing emissions inventories; setting target dates and interim milestones for becoming climate-neutral; and integrating sustainability into the curriculum, making it part of the educational experience. FPU's Climate Action Plan and Greenhouse Gas Inventories are available to the public through the ACUPCC or by contacting the Sustainability Center. Franklin Pierce University joined the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) as one of its first signatories in 2007. The University is also a member of The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and has been represented in AASHE conferences and publications.
Members of the Sustainability Council:
|Prof. Catherine Koning, Environmental Science|
|Verna DeLauer, Environmental Studies|
|Prof. John Harris, Monadnock Institute for Nature, Place & Culture|
|Jim Bingham, Information Technology|
|Bob St. Jean, Director of Purchasing|
|Jess Gerrior, Sustainability Coordinator|
|Doug Lear, Director of Facilities|
|Michael Mooiman, Director of the MBA in Energy & Sustainability Studies|
|Richard Berube, Communications|
|Ken Ervin, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs|
|Andrew Hatchett, Health Sciences|
|Tim Brien, Athletics|
|Doug Carty, Adventure Recreation|
|Student Government Association and Class Representatives|