DRAFT GOALS of Sustainability Task Force: Student Life

  • A formalized yet easily accessible structure will be in place to coordinate, support, and act as a resource for student-initiated projects and awareness campaigns.
    • Students will be familiar with this structure and comfortable utilizing it.
    • Collaboration will be promoted between separate groups (e.g. clubs and academics).
    • Advocates will be provided feedback and organizational assistance in order to successfully follow through with feasible proposals and projects.
    • Necessary information and responses will be provided in a timely, transparent, and straightforward manner.
    • A formalized yet easily accessible structure will be in place to coordinate, support, and act as a resource for student-initiated projects and awareness campaigns.
    • There will be student sustainability representatives in all student governments and on relevant administrative councils.
  • An inter-campus communication platform will be in place within the LC community that further empowers students to live more sustainably.
    • Enables trade, sharing, and exchange of goods (e.g. books, furniture) and resources (e.g. rides, tools, skills) amongst students so as to reduce waste and unnecessary consumption.
      • Compiles information about resources both on and off campus and makes it readily available to all members of the LC community.
      • Provides updated lists of events, announcements, and projects happening on all three campuses that all LC community members can add to and comment on.
    • Promotes collaboration and exchange of ideas between students.
  • Proposals for ways to improve the sustainability of student life  housing, transportation, and daily consumption both on and off campus will be continuously elicited and encouraged from all members of the LC community.

———————————————————————————————————————————————DRAFT GOALS of Sustainability Task Force: Campus Operations

  1. Promote sustainability through operational data-tracking and goal-setting to promote informed action and project development.
    1. Tracking of indicators and relevant data
      1. Including but not limited to internal and external programs (e.g. LC indicators, reports cards, sustainability programs)
      2. On-going assessment of impacts (e.g., data analysis, site planning, inter-departmental communication and coordination)
    2. Periodic review and update of sustainability goals based on data
  2. Promote learning through on-campus opportunities that connect academic, institutional, and operational goals and action.
    1. Develop programs/projects that connect on-campus to coursework, research or co-curricular activities (e.g., data analysis, mapping invasive species, updating sustainability indicators)
    2. Develop student programming and positions
  3. Promote campus community building and engagement through the development of programming/projects to educate and inform students, faculty, and staff regarding sustainability issues.
    1. Promote, coordinate, and support departmental and/or campus green or sustainability teams
    2. Promote/coordinate activities such as dumpster dive, book club, lunch speakers, films, communication tools, etc).