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Green leaders: University's Sustainability Task Force seeks participants

Nominations are being accepted for University of Delaware Sustainability Task Force (UDSTF) working group chairs and members for the 2012-13 academic year.

The UDSTF promotes campus sustainability initiatives in keeping with the Climate Action Plan through a variety of programs, including Earth Week and Campus Sustainability Day, an annual regional institute, and regular outreach and education through the Green Liaisons Program.

Those who are interested in serving on a working group for the 2012-13 academic year, or in chairing a working group, can email the task force at UD-sustainability@udel.edu by Friday,May 18.

Volunteers are needed for the following working groups:

  • Sustainability Fund
  • Earth Week Planning
  • Regional Sustainability Institute Planning
  • Campus Sustainability Day Planning
  • Green Liaisons
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Sustainability Policy

The Sustainability Task Force was formed with support from UD's Academic and Student Affairs Council (ASAC) and currently consists of more than 80 members of the University community including students, faculty, staff, and administrative personnel.

The Sustainability Task Force serves as a catalyst for sustainable activities at UD. The mission of the task force is to stimulate networking; to raise awareness and educate the University community about sustainability issues; to promote existing sustainable practices at the University; and to encourage and support multidisciplinary efforts in education, research, service, and operations that contribute toward building a more sustainable UD consistent with UD’s mission statement and strategic planning initiatives.