Sustainability at Reed

Sustainability Committee

About the Committee

The Sustainability Committee, comprised of faculty, students, and staff, facilitates and coordinates the college’s activities in support of sustainability. This committee monitors the current environmental impact of the campus and reports its findings annually to the faculty and to the community. The committee encourages proposals and suggestions from the community for ways to improve current sustainability practices and helps to determine which practices to investigate and adopt. 

Activities in support of the above policy statement include:

Promoting Awareness

  • Provide educational opportunities for community members to learn about the College’s commitment to sustainability.
  • Encourage all community members to incorporate environmentally sound practices into their campus activities.
  • Research and evaluate current practices and policies in light of new advances in technology.

Making a Commitment to our Campus Environment green bulb

  • Maintain and develop the campus landscape, including the Reed College canyon, using environmentally sound practices.
  • Use sustainable building practices in construction activities on the campus.
  • Develop, implement, and modify a campus master plan that respects the environment.

Making a Commitment to our Global Environment

  • Promote the efficient use of resources including water, fuels, electricity and other materials.
  • Limit waste through recycling and responsible purchasing of materials and services.
  • Understand best practice standards, requirements of environmental laws and regulations and have a process of continual environmental improvement."
  (text taken from Faculty Handbook, 2008)

Committee Members 2013-14

Towny Angell Director, Facilities Operations
David Dalton Committee chair, Professor of Biology
Kathleen Fisher Director of Health and Safety
Dove Henry Student
Ed McFarlane Vice President/Treasure
Michele McPherson Administrative coordinator, Facilities Services
Rennie Meyers Student
Zachariah Perry Reed Canyon Restoration Manager
Pancho Savery Professor English & Humanities
Jerry Shurman Professor of Mathematics

Contact the Committee

Do you have a question or comment about Reed's sustainability efforts? Would you like to suggest a campus project, or inform the community about a local upcoming event focused on sustainability? Send us an email.

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