Campus Sustainability Advisory Council
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:
- 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 throughout the year. The full Council meets on a quarterly basis for updates and reports.
Building/Landscaping Scott Whisler
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.