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Environment & Sustainability Committee


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

Please note: committee appointments for the 2020-21 academic year are effective through August 31, 2021. The senate is in the process of making appointments for the 2021-22 academic year and updates will be posted at the beginning of the fall semester.

Environment and Sustainability Committee College Term Exp Email
Ms. Portia Gottschall Applied Arts 2022
Dr. Leyuan You Business 2021
Dr. Michelle Forsythe Education 2022
Mr. Kyle Patek At Large-Education 2023
Dr. Tina Cade Applied Arts Ex officio
Dr. Lindsay Timmerman Fine Arts and Communication 2021
Dr. Paula Stigler Health Professions 2022
Dr. Rebecca Bell-Metereau, Chair Liberal Arts 2021
Dr. Colleen Myles Liberal Arts 2021
Ms. Laura Waugh Library 2022
Ms. Alana Rosenwasser Science and Engineering 2021
Ms. Stephanie Daniels Staff Council 2020
Ms. Neva Sjule Student Government 2021