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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. 
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 L. Valentino
Council Chair
Vice President, Administration & Finance

Alexander Dias
Undergraduate Student, Business Major, C'16

W. E. Douglas Creed
Assoc. Prof., Business Administration
Kristina DiSanto
Energy Fellows Coordinator,
URI Outreach Center
Carrie Gill
Graduate Student, Ph.D. candidate,
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, 2017

Will Green
Chair and Professor, Landscape Architecture

David Lamb 
Utilities Engineer, Facilities Svcs.

Council Coordinator
Christopher "Kip" McMahan
Malia Schwartz
Judith Swift
Dave Lavallee
Asst. Dir, Public Relations & Internal Communication



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