Penn State Altoona Sustainability Council

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Team ID: 
College / Administrative Unit: 
Penn State Altoona
Date Started: 
September 2010

* to investigate best practices that might enhance campus sustainability and minimize its impact in terms of
resource extraction and use

* to work with administrative offices when recommending sustainability practices that require funding

* to create and coordinate activities and events that advance sustainability efforts on campus

* to create a campus environment compatible with the College’s education mission

Expected Results: Results Achieved:

• First Commonwealth Campus to develop a charter for a Sustainability Council.

• First Commonwealth Campus to receive funding for a sustainability project. We are exploring the use of planted
riparian buffers to improve water quality in Spring Run. This work is funded by a Chancellor’s Development Fund

• We are currently developing an electronic newsletter and will be piloting a website with assistance from the
University Park Office of Sustainability.

Contact Person: 
Lisa Emili
  • Lisa Emili, Chair
  • Matthew Evans, Member
  • Mary Kananen, Member
  • Colin Lennox, Member
  • Lisa Litz, Member
  • Mike Long, Member
  • Ian Marshall, Member
  • Sherri McGregor, Member
  • Erin Nachman, Member
  • Douglas Orner, Member
  • Joanne Peca, Member
  • Katrina Pope, Member
  • David Uhler, Member
  • Rick Wareham, Member
  • Ashley Wilmot, Member
  • Jim Winsor, Member