July 17, 2024

PCS Ready to Kick Off Academic Year 13-14

The President’s Council on Sustainability (PCS) held its first meeting of the new academic year on Friday, September 13. Members discussed future action goals for the upcoming year, as well as reviewed the 2012-13 Annual Report that was presented to President Hurley this summer. Some of the accomplishments of the PCS last year included establishing a composting program in Seacobeck Dining Hall, the launching of a pedestrian initiative (increasing walk-ability and safety on campus) by faculty members Dr. Andi Smith and Dr. Eric Bonds, the continuation of an Environmental Studies Research Colloquium series led by Dr. Jeremy Larochelle, as well as many other noteworthy projects and initiatives.  To read the entire report, please go to: http://sustainability.umw.edu/programs/pcs/.

The PCS, formed in the fall of 2009, consists of faculty, staff, and students, giving the PCS a dynamic perspective on sustainability on campus. The council reports both to the executive vice president for administration and finance and the provost. As such, PCS has a critical role in shaping administrative goals and objectives relating to campus sustainability.

On Wednesday, October 2 from noon-2 p.m. the PCS will be holding a pot luck picnic on the lawn between Randolph and Mason Hall. Please stop by for some food and to chat with members of the PCS.