Sustainability Committee

Committee Charge

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.

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

  • September 13
  • September 27
  • October 11
  • October 25
  • November 8
  • November 22
Member Department
Brad Chin (Co-Chair) Mathematics Instructor
Michelle Geary (Co-Chair) Biology Instructor
Heidi Brueckner Art Instructor
Michael Duffy Student Member
Leticia Gallardo Biology Instructor
Raymond Gamba Dean, Social Science
Rebecca Hiller Mathematics Instructor
Scott Ludwig Director of Marketing
Maddy Mandarelli Student Government Representative
Heidi McFarland Park Management
Katherine Moore–Wines Child Studies Instructor
Brenda Rogers Executive Assistant to the Chancellor
Karen Schneider–Brodine Vasona Creek Project Coordinator
Bill Taylor WVC Facilities Manager
See Earth Stewardship Symposium Event

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
  2. Objective I – Engage the West Valley College campus community; involve all divisions, departments, staff, faculty, students
  3. Goal II – Embrace and Implement
  4. Objective I – Invite every department to develop an actionable sustainable mission statement
  5. Objective II – Invite every department to integrate a sustainable project into a class assignment
  6. Objective III – Identify grant opportunities to implement goals of strategic plan
  7. 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)
  8. Objective V – Carbon counting campus wide
  9. Objective VI – Legislation
  10. Goal III – Identify Sustainable Practices
  11. Objective I – Navigate and clear competing rules, regulations and policies that affect implementation of sustainable practices
  12. Objective II – Identify the easily implementable practices, i.e., “Pick Low Hanging Fruit”
  13. Objective III – Identify systemic changes that have high visibility


Mathematical Tools for Sustainability

"Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century" presentation by Eugene Fiorini on Friday, February 23, 2018

Last Updated 10/28/19