Campus Sustainability Advisory Council

The GVSU Campus Sustainability Advisory Council (CSAC) was formed in 2014, and was 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. 

The preliminary charter of the CSAC is to provide support and direction for:

  • Developing a vision for the Office of Sustainability Practices that is more student focused where GVSU campuses are seen as learning laboratories for GVSU students and community members
  • Establishing a sustainable lifestyle on campus that is embraced in the everyday work of faculty, staff, and students
  • Promoting university-wide communications, coordination, and planning of sustainability related programs and activities
  • Integrating sustainability programs and activities into the University 2016-2021 Strategic Plan



The CSAC is made up of 10 specific workgroup areas, which meet as needed throughout the year:

  • Building/Landscaping 
  • Community Engagement 
  • Energy/Water Management 
  • Education 
  • Finance/Purchasing 
  • Food Systems 
  • Health/Wellness
  • Student Affairs 
  • Transportation 
  • Waste Minimization

Page last modified January 13, 2023