The University of Chicago's Sustainability Council is a committee of faculty, staff, and students that advises the University of Chicago on strategic sustainability initiatives, programs, and policies. By bringing together these three constituencies, the Council provides guidance on environmental initiatives and helps to advance sustainable policies at the University.
Launched in 2004 by students in the Green Campus Initiative in coordination with staff and faculty, the Sustainability Council advocated for and managed sustainable campus initiatives. As a result of the Council's leadership and visibility, the University established an Office of Sustainability in Fall 2008, which works closely with the Sustainability Council.
As the University's sustainability program becomes more mature, and to effectively address sustainability on campus, the University will benefit from an advisory body that:
- Engages in policy review, providing consultation and recommendations
- Advises the University on sustainability initiatives, programs, and policies
- Assesses institutional progress toward increasing sustainability on campus
- Promotes greater environmental awareness throughout the University
- Centralizes information on sustainability at the University
Council positions for the 2011-2012 academic year have been filled. Please check back Spring Quarter for the opportunity to apply for the 2012-2013 academic year.