University of Redlands

Sustainability

Education for sustainability requires “braided” learning about Environmental quality, Economic vitality, and social Equity – the 3 “E”s.  As such, it is a powerful force for synthesis, weaving together science, ethics, policy, management, poetry, and many other fields in the pursuit of knowledge that sustains living systems. The value of a successful campus sustainability program consists primarily in the educational, financial, and ethical benefits that accrue from making sustainability a core organizing principle for developing and managing campus facilities, curriculum, campus and community interaction, and life-long learning.

Initiatives

Initiatives  (send us your ideas:  sustainability@redlands.edu )

  • Co-generation facility completed in 2005, reducing campus carbon footprint by 20-33%

  • Merriam Hall; green residence hall experiment—Fall 2007-present

  • Campus-wide green building commitment—two new buildings, one LEEDS silver, one gold

  • SURF—Sustainable University of Redlands Farm established 2009

  • LaFourcade Community Garden created in 2006

  • Signee, U.S. University President’s Climate Initiative (ACUPCC)

  • Proposal for a Center for Sustainability Studies, latest version 2010

  • Student-led initiatives for composting, environmental justice, recycling, water conservation, renewable energy and efficiency improvements

  • Community Service programs with sustainability themes and practices

  • New sustainability-themed courses (e.g., “Frontiers of Sustainability,” 2010-present)

  • Students for Environmental Action club that sponsors Green Week on campus, as well as green building club (USGBC chapter)

  • Proposals launched for infusing sustainability across the curriculum and developing a minor in Sustainability Studies

  • Green Business major and related degrees with strong sustainability components

  • Tree Campus USA school (Arbor Day Foundation)

  • Food service provider Bon Appetit’s sustainable food initiatives

  • Annual Sustainability Festival

Sustainability Council

The Sustainability Council is a cross-campus committee of students, faculty, and staff who serve as a “sounding board,” clearinghouse, and coordinating body for strengthening campus sustainability initiatives and self-study assessments. The Council’s mission is to investigate, facilitate and disseminate recommended practices, and recommend policies that can contribute significantly to the achievement and integration of social, economic, and environmental goals needed to make our campus community more sustainable.  Students, staff, and faculty will be encouraged to become engaged in the challenge of living sustainably, both at home and on campus.

2016-2017 Sustainability Council Members

  • Council Chair: Monty Hempel, Professor, Environmental Studies
  • Council Secretary: Jordan Henk
  • Pat Caudle, Director, Financial Operations/Controller
  • Nancy Carrick, Professor, English
  • Andrew Hollis, Director, Recreation, Student Leadership and Involvement Center
  • Rebecca Lyons, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Jeff McClintock, Manager, Grounds and Waste Management, Facilities Management
  • Roger Cellini, Director of Facilities Management
  • Ericka Smith, Director of Major Gifts
  • Julia Brandes, School of Business
  • Jim Spee, School of Business, Regional Campus liaison
  • Nicole Yeager / Austin Tannenbaum, student representatives, Students for Environmental Action (SEA)
  • Cady Moris, student representative, Associated Students of the University of Redlands (ASUR)

 

2017-2018 Sustainability Council Members

    • Council Chair: Monty Hempel, Professor, Environmental Studies
    • Council Secretary: Jordan Henk
    • Pat Caudle, Director, Financial Operations/Controller
    • Nicholas Reksten, Economics
    • Andrew Hollis, Director, Recreation, Student Leadership and Involvement Center
    • Roger Cellini, Director of Facilities Management
    • Ericka Smith, Director of Major Gifts
    • Julia Brandes, School of Business
    • Jim Spee, School of Business, Regional Campus liaison
    • Elise Eifler, student representative, Students for Environmental Action (SEA)
    • Evan Furgurson, student representative, Students for Environmental Action (SEA)
    • Margaret Sherline, student representative, Associated Students of the University of Redlands (ASUR)

 

Possible Future Sub-Committees or Planning Groups

    • Facilities and Grounds

    • Student Life and Services

    • Curriculum, Teaching and Research

    • Supply Chains/Purchasing

    • Diversity and Social Sustainability

    • Strategic Planning

Resources and Planning

 

Sustainability Council Reports

2016 - 2017 Sustainability Council Report

Background Information about Sustainability

Sustainable Communities from Vision to Action (L. Hempel, 1998)

Campus Sustainability News (Spring 2016)

4ChallengesOfSustain_Orr

Farrell's Learning goals_The Nature of College

FRONTIERS_SUST_SYL_S2016

HempelSustBook1998

james_farrell_nature_college

OUPbook_monty_Ch04

SUST_Ebook_Illnois

SUSTAINABILITY Definitions

SUSTAINABILITY_HempelKeynote.ppt

SustainabilityAcrossCurriculum

Sustainable Institutional Investing Handbook

The Evolving Concept of Sustainability_082111

whatisSD_env_kates_0504

Redlands Campus Plans and Reports

CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY PRIMER

Campus Sustainability Sites

Costa Rica Sustainability Center Proposal 2012

MOU UofR

SUSTAINABILITY ATLAS Proposal

Sustainability Council MEMBERS_13-14B

Sustainability Resources for Business_PSherman

Sustainability Trends in Higher Education_Hempel 2010

SUSTminor

Task Force Proposal1

University of Redlands list of Sustainability Initiatives2017

UofR Campus Sust Initiatives 2000-2006

UofR Campus Sustainability Primer_INTRO

UofR Carbon Neutral Campus Project 2006

UofR Center for Sustainability Proposal 2011

UofR CO2 Emissions 2005-06

UofR Energy&Sustainability Survey 2006

UofR Facilities Sust Initiatives 2006

UofR Faculty Workshop Sustainability 2006

UofR Minor Sustainabilityl

UofR Solar Feasibility Study 2012

UofR Sustainability Summary 2011_MH

UofR Waste Reduction Proposal_PSherman&Hempel

Sustainablity across UOR-2.xlsx

 Sample Reports from Other Campuses

 California_Community_Colleges_Sustainability_Template_FINAL_v3_PDF

CalPolyPom2010_GHG_Report

Carleton_GHG_emissions_inventory

Colby_Climate-Action-Plan-2010

Colby_Sustainability-Report-2013-14

DickinsonStratPlan

Harvard Sustainability Plan

Macalester2008-09GrHgasemissionsinventory

PennState_narrativeSUSTeffort

POMONa_annualreport2011-12

POMONA_annualreport2014-15

POMONA_climateactionplan

POMONA_littlegreenbook

Pomona_susttour

Princeton Sustainability Plan

Santa Clara U Sustainability Report 2007

SantaClaraU-Climate-Action-Plan-011510

St.Johns_2010-emissionsinventoryreports (1)

UC Policy on Sustainability

UC_SUST2011_gb1attach

UCSD_Climate_Action_Plan_12-08

UMich-InterimReport

UNC Sustainability Report 2007

UNCpembroke_Baseline GHG Inventory_2013-14_FINAL

YALE_suststrategicplan2013-16

International Sustainability

2015_ISCN-GULF_Best_Practice_Report

Complete_2014_Sustainable_Campus_Best_Cases_ISCN_GULF

Educating for Sustainability_2017 Best Practices

ISCN-GULF WEF Report_2016

UN 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development

UNEP_Greening_university_toolkit

AASHE

AASHE Bulletin 2017

AASHE Hub Case Studies.pages

AASHE STARS 2

aashe_2016_annual_report_final

AASHE_SustCampusIndex-2016-final

Campus Sustainability 2016-17

Campus Sustainability Initiatives - N AMER 2006

stars_2.0.1_technical_manual

stars_2.0_technical_manual_-_administrative_update_two

stars_overview_presentation

 

Connect

Meetings of the Sustainability Council are open, and we encourage you to attend and get involved!

For more information, contact: sustainability@redlands.edu or Jordan Henk, Council Secretary (x8007)