A task force to promote sustainability in both curriculum and facilities at Antioch University Seattle was recently formed and is now meeting monthly and making recommendations to President Cassandra Manuelito Kerkvliet. The task force is made up of faculty, staff, students and alumni who advise the president on sustainability issues, organize sustainability events such as Recyclemania and Earth Day and help to ensure that AUS complies with the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment which Kerkvliet signed on behalf of AUS on Earth Day in 2008.
In addition, the group will assist in the development, implementation and review of plans, projects, reports and other documents on sustainability, such as the AUS Campus Climate Action Plan. The task force will also represent the ideas and interests of staff, faculty and students and communicate policies back to their constituencies.
Alumni serving on the task force include Tysan Dutta, M.A. Environment & Community ’10, Joseph Losi, M.A. Psychology ’10, Meri McCormick, M.A. Whole Systems Design/ OSR, ’97, and Greg Mowat, M.S. Management ’99.