Princeton Sustainability Committee (PSC)
To advance the University's goals of operating in a more sustainable way, educating students in the importance of sustainability in their future personal and professional lives, and serving as a model for other institutions by:
- Monitoring the progress of the University toward meeting the goals set forth in the February 2008 Sustainability Plan and in subsequent sustainability-related policies;
- Recommending (to the Provost) allocations of funding provided by the High Meadows Foundation and subsequent sustainability-related gifts and to monitor the effectiveness of funded initiatives;
- Providing a forum for ongoing discussions of the University's sustainability-related policies and practices among faculty, students and administrators;
- Recommending changes in policies and practices to University administrators based on monitoring and discussions as described above.
- Vice President for Facilities or his/her representative (PSC chair);
- Four faculty members or administrators from academic departments, centers, and/or institutes who will be chosen to provide broad representation from the academic disciplines*;
- Representatives of the Departments of Engineering (Facilities), Environmental Health and Safety, Purchasing, and Dining Services;
- The Sustainability Manager;
- Three students - one graduate student (designated by the Graduate Student Government (GSG)) and two undergraduate students (designated by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG));
- Two members-at-large representing the University community**.
*These PSC members serve at the invitation of the chair of the committee who solicits nominations from the dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), the dean of the Woodrow Wilson School (WWS), the dean of the School of Architecture (SoA), and the director of the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI). One of these slots will be filled by the chair of the Academic Review Panel (ARP).
**These PSC members serve at the invitation of the chair of the committee of solicits nominations from the campus community. One of these slots will be filled by the chair of the Civic Engagement Review Panel (CERP).
Representatives of SEAS, WWS, SoA, and PEI will ordinarily serve for terms of three years. However, new representatives appointed effective July 1, 2008 will be assigned staggered end-of-term dates of July 1, 2010 or July 1, 2011. Members-at-large will be appointed to the PSC for one year terms but may be reappointed. Student representatives will be appointed to the PSC for one year terms but may be reappointed for additional terms if re-designated by the GSG or USG. The chairs of the ARP or CERP will serve terms on the PSC that are concurrent with their terms as chairs of the review panels.