On June 23, 2013, President Giles-Gee announced the formation of the President’s Commission on Sustainability. This commission was charged with enhancing sustainable practices across the entire campus community.
Sustainability: “Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.” Source: EPA
Stewardship: Stewardship is the responsibility of overseeing and protecting our community and the environment with minimal impact for present and future generations.
The mission of the President’s Commission on Sustainability is to integrate sustainability and stewardship into all aspects of campus life and the community.