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Council on Sustainability

The Council on Sustainability is an outgrowth of the President’s Commission. It is charged with enhancing sustainability practices throughout the 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 Council is to integrate sustainability and stewardship into all aspects of campus life and the community.


  1. Promote sustainability in personal and institutional choices.
  2. Educate our campus and the community-at-large about environmental, social, and economic issues affecting sustainability.
  3. Foster a culture of sustainability and stewardship practices.

Members of the Council

  • Dr. Heidi Freeman, Kinesiology
  • Dr. Justin Edward Everett, Writing Program, Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy
  • Bernadette Kelly, Dean’s Office, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
  • John Masciantonio, Information Technology
  • Donna Ryan, Academic Technology
  • Facilities Services
  • Todd Young, Dining Services (Sodexo)
  • Undergraduate Students: Brooke Witmer and Vivivan Chen
  • Graduate Student: Amanda Michael