Improving campus and community sustainability through education, outreach, engagement, and sustainable operations
The drive to become a more sustainable campus was a priority for President Stroble upon her arrival in 2009. Since then the university community has undertaken significant steps to reduce our impact on the environment, improve campus engagement for sustainability, and support long-term fiscal and community health. The Sustainability Coalition was charged by Provost Schuster to form an entity that would facilitate and support sustainability activities on and from Webster campus and build our capacity to be more sustainable in our practices, education, and outreach. We hope that you will take advantage of opportunities to become involved with sustainability by attending events, joining the coalition, or submitting your ideas for ways to become a more sustainable university.
The Webster University Sustainability Coalition consists of faculty, staff and students from across campus who engage in issues of sustainability, identify opportunities for advancement for Webster University, and act as an advisory body to the university.
The Sustainability Coalition promotes ongoing activities led by faculty, staff, and students on and off campus aimed at developing and implementing sustainability-focused goals. The Sustainability Coalition supports and encourages these and new initiatives to further achieve Webster’s mission, vision, and core values. The Coalition works to educate the campus community and our partners on sustainability issues, opportunities, and possible actions for solutions.
The Webster University Sustainability Coalition will be recognized for global leadership in sustainable practices, academic integration, and community outreach. The coalition engages in leading the university community to achieve individual excellence and global citizenship through awareness and knowledge of issues, challenges and approaches to solutions related to sustainability.
The Coalition is an open, voluntary, stakeholder forum that anyone may join and contribute to the conversation and action for a sustainable campus and community. Open discussions about initiatives and projects brought forward are welcomed and encouraged. Meetings are held monthly during the academic year in EAB 392. One faculty/staff and one student co-chair is elected yearly to serve in an official capacity of leadership.
Kelsey Wingo, Sustainability Planner, Facilities Operations
Sheila Jordan, Staff/Faculty Co-Chair, School of Education
Karla Armbruster, Professor/Department Chair, English, Chair – Sustainability Studies Committee
Angela Lavin, Student Co-Chair, Undergraduate Student
Don Corrigan, Professor, Communications/Journalism
Gil Morales, Facilities Manager, Facilities Operations
Dan Hankins, Groundskeeping Supervisor, Facilities Operations
Dominik Jansky, Director of Strategic Communications, Global Marketing and Communications
David Wilson, Adjunct Faculty, Sustainability Studies & Biological Sciences
Kate Parsons, Associate Professor, Philosophy
Mary Preuss, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
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