The Sustainability Council at Southern Illinois University Carbondale provides recommendations and advice related to sustainability policies for the SIU campus. The Council is composed of nine members: three students, three faculty, and three staff, who are committed to advancing sustainability efforts on campus. Members apply to serve on the Council where they guide the vision of sustainability for SIU and make decisions regarding Green Fee distribution.
Students serve one-year terms while faculty and staff terms are two years.
All members are expected to attend every Sustainability Council meeting. Meetings are generally scheduled one time per month during the academic year. In addition, there are other committee responsibilities. Note that all students serve on the Green Fund Committee, which includes an extensive time commitment. Former Green Fund Committee student members have commented, however, that the skills developed as a part of this commitment are invaluable.
Interested students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend a Sustainability Council meeting to determine if they would like to apply and can submit an application at any time for future consideration.
The STUDENT membership application is available here. Students from any area of study are welcome to apply!
The FACULTY membership application is available here.
The STAFF membership application is available here.
Completed membership applications should be emailed to email@example.com with "Sustainability Council Application" in the subject line.
The fall 2019 meetings are scheduled on the following dates: 9/17, 10/10, 11/14, and 12/5 or 12/10. (December meeting to be finalized at a later date.) Location: Morris Library 754; Time: 4:30 pm
The Council’s Operating Papers can be found here.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, comments.
|Connie Kaniewski||Graduate Student||Geography & Env. Resources||Fall 2018; Fall 2019|
|Seth Traiteur||Undergraduate Student||Civil Engineering||Spring 2019; Fall 2019|
|Dylan Gibson||Graduate Student||Geography & Env. Resources||Fall 2018; Fall 2019|
|Tao Huang||Faculty||Art and Design||Spring 2016; Fall 2018|
|Leslie Duram||Faculty||Geography & Env. Resources||2013; Fall 2019|
|Kofi Akamani||Faculty||College of Agricultural Sciences||Fall 2019|
|Sally Wright||Staff||Recreational Sports and Services||Fall 2016; Fall 2018|
|Brad Cowley||Staff||PSO Building Services||Spring 2019; Fall 2019|
|Sarah Marbes||Staff||Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism||Fall 2019|
Note: If there are two dates listed under "Term Began," the first refers to the first appointment on the council and the second refers to the start of the member's most recent term.
Terms officially begin at the start of the fiscal year. However, because the Sustainability Council does not regularly meet in the summer, terms are noted here as beginning in the fall semester. If spring semesters are noted, it is because the member completed/is completing the term of a prior member.
Sustainability Council Members (as of Fall 2019), left to right: Geory Kurtzhals - Director, Office of Sustainability, Kofi Akamani, Sarah Marbes, Seth Traiteur, Connie Kaniewski, Dylan Gibson, Leslie Duram, Tao Huang, and Sally Wright (Absent: Brad Cowley).
Sustainability Council Meeting Minutes
- August 2018
- September 2018
- October 2018
- November 2018
- December 2018
- January 2019
- March 2019
- April 2019, 1
- April 2019, 2
- April 2019, 3
- September 2017
- October 2017
- November 2017
- December 2017
- January 2018
- February 2018
- March 2018
- April 2018
- May 2018
- June 2018
- August 2015
- September 2015
- October 2015
- November 2015
- December 2015
- January 2016
- February 2016
- March 2016
- April 2016
- May 2016
Historical ReportsSustainability Council Report to the Chancellor 2013
Sustainability Council Presentation to the Chancellor 2011
Sustainability Council Report to the Chancellor 2010