Sustainability at Reed
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:
- 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
- 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."
Committee Members 2011-12
|Towny Angell||Director, Facilities Operations|
|Troy Cross||Philosophy professor|
|Kathleen Fisher||Director of Health and Safety|
|Ed McFarlane||Vice President/Treasurer
|Darius Rejali||Political Science professor|
|Tamara Venit-Shelton||History professor (spring 2012)|
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.