Environmental Stewardship and Committee

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Schreiner University is committed to environmental stewardship, setting the bar well above merely complying with laws and standards. Schreiner is committed to being a positive force for enhancement of the environment through education, as well as in how it manages facilities and resources. Through and because of these commitments, Schreiner strives to:


• Provide educational opportunities and the highest quality of campus community experience through facility stewardship and sound environmental practices;
• Create intellectual resources which can be used to improve sustainability for this and future generations;
• Create partnerships at all levels within and outside the University that further the practices of environmental stewardship and sustainability; and
• Create and maintain facilities and campus grounds that are conducive to learning and a rich and rewarding student experience, and are built and operated to model sustainable practices.

POLICY
1. The University requires all activities to meet or exceed conformance with applicable
environmental standards, regulations, and guidelines.
2. Teaching, research, and service activities are conducted in a manner that seek to minimize
negative impacts on the environment and promote sound environmental practice.
3. Operations reduce resource consumption to the maximum degree feasible.
4. Environmental stewardship and sustainability opportunities are promoted in land use,
development, and construction facility operations practices.
5. Environmental concerns are incorporated as a significant priority in University decision‐making.

Environmental Stewardship Committee

CHARGE
Schreiner University charges the Environmental Stewardship Committee with:
• Advising the Planning Stewardship Committee on Schreiner University’s progress toward
becoming a positive force for enhancement of the environment;
• Developing, in collaboration with appropriate university units, benchmark measures of
sustainability, energy efficiency, cost‐effectiveness, and positive environmental impact in
University practices;
• Maintaining and monitoring campus progress toward achievement of the Campus Master Plan,
the Deferred Maintenance Plan, and Facilities Condition Inventory;
• Identifying emerging opportunities for collaboration between academic programs, student
organizations, and operational units in effecting positive environmental change, maintaining
attractive facilities and grounds, and achieving operational efficiencies;
• Providing support and oversight for planning and implementation efforts of campus
constituencies engaged in environmental initiatives, such as recycling, sustainability‐conscious
procurement, water and energy conservation;
• Reporting annually to the Schreiner community through the Planning Stewardship Committee.

EXECUTIVE LIAISON
Vice President for Administration and Finance: Bill Muse

COMMITTEE CHAIR
Assistant Professor of Biology: Chris Distel

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Four (4) faculty: at‐large; John Huddleston, Clint Coles, Lesa Presley, Jay McCormack
Three (3) managers: One (1) from Facilities Services, Dale Myers; Two (2) at‐large; Jared Jones, Tammi Clanton
Three (3) students: 1 from Student Senate; 1 from Residence Hall Association, Jadher Abad; 1 at‐large:

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP TERM
Membership terms are 2 academic years. Terms are renewable at the discretion of the President.

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