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.
Chris Plouff, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Yumi Jakobcic, Director of the Office of Sustainability Practices, serve as co-chairs.
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 new University 2016-2021 Strategic Plan
The CSAC is made up of 10 specific workgroup areas, which meet as needed throughout the year.
Building/Landscaping Scott Whisler
Community Engagement Travus Burton
Energy/Water Management Terry Pahl
ESD Elena Lioubimtseva
Finance/Purchasing Kim Patrick
Food Systems Colin Yonkers
Health/Wellness Lindsey DesArmo
Student Affairs Eric Stevens
Transportation Chris Swank
Waste Management Janet Aubil