The Operations Subcommittee (OPS) is the primary operations planning arm of COS. OPS is responsible for developing and recommending plans promoting sustainability through physical plant and campus operations. OPS is co-chaired by Gregg Shipp, the Director of Operations and Maintenance in Facilities Management, and student [[e|nsteinberg, Natalie Steinberg '17]]
For monthly OPS meetings check out the Sustainability calendar on William & Mary Events!
The Dorm Mania Working Group is led by student [[e|ljmyers, Lindsay Myers '19]]
Dorm Mania collects dorm items in the spring and sell it yard sale style during fall move-in to divert these items from the landfill. This extremely successful group has kept thousands of pounds of items from becoming trash!
The Bottle Filling Station Working Group is led by Gregg Shipp and [[e|kjparker, Kyle Parker '18]]
COS created a strategic plan for increasing the number of bottle filling stations across the campus in partnership with Facilities and student organization, Take Back the Tap. This group works to identify and install stations in high traffic buildings across campus based on specific critieria.
The Recycling and Solid Waste Management Working Group is led by Eden Harris, Associate Director of Marketing for Auxiliary Services
This group is responsible for evaluating the recycling and solid waste programs, including collection frequency and placement of collection bins; also responsible for brainstorming ways to increase recycling and reuse on campus.