Penn State hosts a Town Hall Meeting on SustainabilityPenn State is hosting a town hall meeting with the co-chairs of the University Sustainability Council on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. in Perkins Student Center Penn State Room. Faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community partners are encouraged to attend.
Dr. Susannah Barsom, Associate Director of the Center for Sustainability, and Erik Foley, Director of the Campus Sustainability Office, will present the draft of Penn State's Sustainability Strategic Plan. The goal of this meeting is to get input from students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners on the plan.
Penn State already has many sustainability initiatives in teaching, research, operations, and outreach. The Penn State Sustainability Strategic Plan seeks to recognize, support, and expand those efforts.
Earlier this year, a University Sustainability Council was charged by Provost Rodney Erickson to conduct research, draft the plan, and collect input from the Penn State community. Barsom and Foley are traveling to each Penn State campus to meet with constituencies, share the draft of the plan, and hear ideas about how each campus can meet the goals of the plan and what their needs, concerns, and unique contributions might be.
Those who plan to attend the town hall meeting are encouraged to review the strategic plan on the green.psu.edu site.