The Sustainability Committee and its members focus their attentions on environmental sustainability-related issues concerning or effecting graduate students on campus. The committee is open to anyone who is a representative, or any graduate or professional student that is passionate about sustainability issues.
Committee members advance ideas generated by themselves, other GPSO representatives, or other graduate and professional students at IUB. Members advance these causes by drafting and presenting resolutions to the GPSO General Assembly, working with campus administrators and student-led sustainability groups, and by serving as GPSO representatives on several working groups and boards.
During the 2013-2014 school year, the Sustainability Committee introduced two resolutions that passed the General Assembly. One, advocating for creation of a Campus Bicycle Master Plan, helped influence administration’s funding a plan during the summer of 2013. The other, advocating for fossil fuel divestment of the university’s endowment, remains a top priority in 2014-15. Several other potential focus areas have been, and will continue to be identified as this year’s committee begins work.
The Sustainability Committee meets twice per month, once during GPSO General Assembly and once between assemblies. The typical time commitment is between 3-5 hours per month.
If you would like to get involved, and/or if you have ideas on how we can advance sustainability at IU, please let us know by coming to a meeting or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014-2015 Sustainability Committee
Andrew Bredeson, chair (gpsosus)
Ben Verdi, vice chair
Kathleen de Onis