Sustainability Task Force Releases Report

January 26, 2011 - Campus Bulletin

The Presidential Task Force on Sustainability has released its interim report suggesting ways for the University to enhance its environmental, economic and social sustainability efforts.

The report presents the results of a nine-month-long consultation conducted by the task force. It offers numerous recommendations, including appointing a sustainability director and permanent advisory committees, creating a “sustainability action network” representing units/departments to help increase involvement and providing a sustainability module for all incoming students.

President Alastair Summerlee has reviewed the report and is inviting the U of G community to provide comments and recommendations. The report is available online, and comments and suggestions may be emailed to

Summerlee created the task force in January 2010 to help ensure that the University’s teaching, research and operations reflect its commitment to sustainability, and to encourage and motivate students, faculty and staff to continue seeking ways to live and work sustainably.

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