- Chris Powell, Co-Chair, Director Sustainable Energy & Environmental Initiatives
- Rod Beresford, Co-Chair, Associate Provost
- Maya Almaraz, Graduate Student
- Matt Breuer, Undergraduate student
- Chris Bull, Senior Research Engineer and Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering
- Jessica Feilds, Undergraduate Student
- Margaret Klawunn, VP Campus Life & Student Services
- Jenny Li, Undergraduate student
- Cathy Lutz, Professor, Anthropology
- Roger Nozaki, Director of the Swearer Center, Associate Dean of the College
- Keisha-Khan Perry, Assistant Professor, Africana Studies
- Derek Stein, Assistant Professor, Physics
- Micah Swann, Undergraduate Student
- Eric Suuberg, Professor, Engineering
- Kurt Teichert, Environmental Stewardship Initiatives Manager
- Unikora Yang, Medical Student
Staffed by: Kai Morrell, Outreach Coordinator, Energy & Environmental Office
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In March of 2011, undergraduate students presented a proposal to the Brown University Community Council encouraging the University to develop a Sustainability Strategic Plan. The Sustainability Strategic Planning and Advisory committee was convened by the Provost’s office in Fall 2012. The group was charged with creating a draft proposal, for consideration by the Provost and the President, for a Sustainability Strategic Plan for Brown University. This plan should build on our past successes by expanding the scope of our current sustainability efforts and setting new goals regarding resource management, academic integration, community coordination, and community outreach. The committee will work to identify and set practical goals in each of these areas. The committee will also be responsible for proposing an accountability mechanism to increase the likelihood that these new goals will be reached. A successful Sustainability Strategic Plan will provide a framework for the evaluation and implementation of individual projects that seek to decrease the University’s environmental impacts, promote community engagement, and create a Living Laboratory on campus to inspire increased innovation and excellence at Brown.
The committee will consider questions such as, how can we expand on existing goals and programs that have been successful? How can we create a robust structure for collaboration, accountability and public awareness? How can we use campus and community sustainability efforts to prepare students to address critical issues of our time such as climate, energy, and environmental justice? Which facets of sustainability best fit Brown’s culture and research strength? How can Brown develop these areas to become a global leader in sustainability research and practice?
The committee will identify 4-6 priority areas in which Brown can develop robust goals and reporting mechanisms. These will be incorporated into a larger plan which will include key values and implementation ideas. The committee will share the priority areas with the Provost, President and Brown community in December. A final report including a prioritized set of recommendations will be anticipated by the end of the Spring semester.