The GVSU Campus Sustainability Advisory Council (CSAC) was formed in 2014, and is made up of 25 faculty and staff members including representatives from all eight colleges and a wide variety of units and divisions. The CSAC focuses on planning and advancing sustainability as a campus-wide goal and value at GVSU.
Chris Plouff, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Norman Christopher, Executive Director of the Office of Sustainability Practices, serve as co-chairs. Jim Bachmeier, Strategic Initiatives, serves as an administrative liaison.
The preliminary charter of the CSAC is to provide support and direction for:
The CSAC is made up of 10 specific workgroup areas, which meet throughout the year. The full Council meets on a quarterly basis for updates and reports.
Building/Landscaping Scott Whisler
Community Engagement Ruth Stegeman
Energy/Water Management Terry Pahl
ESD Erik Nordman
Finance/Purchasing Kim Patrick
Food Systems Doug Wentworth
Health/Wellness Lindsey DesArmo
Student Affairs Eric Stevens
Transportation Chris Swank
Waste Management Janet Aubil
The following article was posted in September 2014 introducing the CSAC.