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Sustainability

President's Council on Sustainability


In 2007, the University of Rhode Island signed onto the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, which requires the university to develop a comprehensive plan to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions and eventually achieve carbon neutrality. To provide strategic guidance and oversight of the University's commitment the president established a Council on Sustainability, comprised of URI students, staff and faculty and led by Vice President for Administration & Finance Robert Weygand. 
 
Mission
The President’s Council on Sustainability will provide guidance and oversight of the University of Rhode Island’s commitment to sustainable practices in the day-to-day life of the University. The Council will review plans, provide advice on best practices, support initiatives and imagine solutions for the greening of URI, ranging from reduction of its carbon footprint to the inculcation of sustainable values in all aspects of the university community.

Upcoming Meetings
Meetings can be found in the
Sustainability Calendar
Council Members 2014-2015
 
 
Christina Valentino
Council Chair
Vice President, Administration & Finance          

W. E. Douglas Creed
Assoc. Prof., Business Administration
 
Kristina DiSanto
Energy Fellows Coordinator,
URI Outreach Center
 
Thomas Frisbie-Fulton
 
Will Green
Chair and Professor, Landscape Architecture

David Lamb 
Utilities Engineer, Facilities Svcs.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Council Coordinator
 
Alyssa Neill
Undergraduate, C'14

Malia Schwartz
 
Judith Swift
 
Dave Lavallee
Asst. Dir, Public Relations & Internal Communication
 


 

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You’re packing for a long trip to Mars and suddenly the anxiety hits: What to wear? You could suit up in bulky white duds or consider the advice of a University of Rhode Island professor: washable, recyclable clothes.

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