Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee serves as an advisory group to College Council and other participatory governance groups regarding sustainability recommendations, activities and progress on campus. The committee is also responsible for writing the college’s sustainability plan using the template provided by the CCCCO.

Sustainability Strategic Plan

Our vision is a culture of responsible stewardship.

Our mission is to educate and inspire the West Valley College community to embrace and implement sustainable practices campus wide.

  1. Goal I – Educate and Inspire
    1. Objective I – Engage the West Valley College campus community; involve all divisions, departments, staff, faculty, students
  2. Goal II – Embrace and Implement
    1. Objective I – Invite every department to develop an actionable sustainable mission statement
    2. Objective II – Invite every department to integrate a sustainable project into a class assignment
    3. Objective III – Identify grant opportunities to implement goals of strategic plan
    4. Objective IV – Develop a feasibility study for certifying every existing building on campus under a recognized certification criteria such as LEED – EBOM category (Existing Building Operations and Maintenance)
    5. Objective V – Carbon counting campus wide
    6. Objective VI – Legislation
  3. Goal III – Identify Sustainable Practices
    1. Objective I – Navigate and clear competing rules, regulations and policies that affect implementation of sustainable practices
    2. Objective II – Identify the easily implementable practices, i.e., “Pick Low Hanging Fruit”
    3. Objective III – Identify systemic changes that have high visibility

Meeting Dates

Every second and fourth Friday, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, in the Global Citizenship Center

Committee Members

Michelle Geary (Co-Chair) Biology Instructor
Katherine Moore–Wines (Co–Chair) Child Studies Instructor
Heidi Brueckner Art Instructor
Brad Chin Mathematics Instructor
Leticia Gallardo Biology Instructor
Rick Hawley Landscape Maintenance
Rebecca Hiller Mathematics Instructor
Lungyee Lin Physics Instructor
Scott Ludwig Director of Marketing
Brenda Rogers Executive Assistant to the Chancellor
Karen Schneider–Brodine Vasona Creek Project Coordinator
Bill Taylor WVC Facilities Manager
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