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Environment & Sustainability Committee

Function:

Works to increase communication and create synergy around environmental and sustainability efforts of administrators, staff, faculty, and students by monitoring, coordinating and communicating with departments and relevant committees and student organizations. Its goals are to promote and publicize best practices, increase sustainability across the university, and strengthen Texas State's stewardship of our environment. The committee meets twice monthly during long semesters.

The Environment and Sustainability Committee's annual the Green Cat Challenge Awards honor and recognize the importance of the environment and best sustainable practices as an important university goal. The 2019 winners were announced at the Spring Lake Earth Day Festival at the Meadows Center on April 20, 2019:

Individual Student: Emma Parsley, Engineering Technology Senior
Student Group: Bobcat Blend
Staff Organization: Registrar's Office
Individual Faculty Member: Tina Cade, Agriculture
Honorary Mention: Tom Shewan, Facilities

The 2020 Awards were postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis, and more information will be distributed during the Fall 2020 semester.

2020 - 2021 Members

Environment and Sustainability Committee College Term Exp Email
Ms. Portia Gottschall Applied Arts 2022 P_m77@txstate.edu
Dr. Leyuan You Business 2021 Ly17@txstate.edu
Dr. Michelle Forsythe Education 2022 Mef104@txstate.edu
Mr. Kyle Patek At Large-Education 2023 Kp1367@txstate.edu
Dr. Tina Cade Applied Arts Ex officio Tc10@txstate.edu
Dr. Lindsay Timmerman Fine Arts and Communication 2021 lindsayt@txstate.edu
Dr. Paula Stigler Health Professions 2022 Pes52@txstate.edu
Dr. Rebecca Bell-Metereau on FDL Fall 2020 Liberal Arts 2021 RB12@txstate.edu
Dr. Colleen Myles, Chair, Fall 2020 Liberal Arts 2021 Cch64@txstate.edu
Ms. Laura Waugh Library 2022 Lsw42@txstate.edu
Ms. Alana Rosenwasser Science and Engineering 2021 Ar46130@txstate.edu
Ms. Stephanie Daniels Staff Council 2020 Sd1344@txstate.edu