Join one (or more) of our working groups and help make a difference.
COS is currently recruiting new members for the working groups for the 2012-2013 school year. COS promotes President Reveley's Policy on Sustainability through the help of many committed volunteers. Among other duties related to sustainability at the College, COS manages the student Green Fees and distributes money to complete worthy, sustainability related projects proposed by students, faculty and staff. Past projects have included the Do One Thing Campaign, establishing recycling at athletics events, purchasing an electric truck for the College's fleet and building a campus herb garden, among many others.
COS is made up of a Steering Committee and three subcommittees. The Steering Committee is composed of several faculty members, members of the administration, staff members and three students. The three subcommittees are the Science and Technical Advisory Subcommittee (STAC), the Operations Subcommittee (OPS) and the Program and Education Subcommittee (PEDS). Each subcommittee is composed of several working groups covering various issues concerning sustainability, such as recycling, food sustainability, energy and storm water management. The subcommittees are co-charied by a student and a staff or faculty member. The co-chairs are members of the Steering Committee.
As a member of the Steering Committee, a student would co-chair a subcommittee and expect to spend about 5 hours per week on COS related activities, as well as attend monthly Steering Committee meetings. There are currently no student Steering Committee positions available; check back regularly for updates.
A working group volunteer would expect to spend 1 to 2 hours per week on COS related activities, as well as attending monthly working group meetings. There is no interview for a working group position, and everyone who fills out a membership form is accepted.
Learn more about COS to find out which subcommittee/working group is the right fit for you!
If you have questions about the committee itself, please contact the Director of Sustainability, Calandra Waters Lake, at [[waterslake]], or Co-Chairs of the COS, Lynda Butler at [[llbutl]] or Dennis Taylor at [[dltayl]], or the College Sustainability Fellow, Patrick Foley, at [[e|pjfoley]].
If you are interested in volunteering for the Committee on Sustainability, please complete the online form.
If you are interested in volunteering for the Committee on Sustainability, please complete the Fac/Staff online form.