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Sustainability Committee

Sustainability Committee

The purpose of the Sustainability Committee (SusCom) of Swarthmore College is to make recommendations to the President and to the College community regarding policies to promote environmental sustainability on campus. The Committee focuses on identifying policies and practices that promote the most efficient and responsible use of College resources; monitoring funds and grants pertaining to environmental sustainability; and coordinating and support campus sustainability initiatives and efforts.

SusCom meetings are generally attended by community members appointed to the committee, as well as by chairs/other representatives of other Ecosphere committees and working groups.

Annual Membership

Membership of the Sustainability Committee is populated through the following categories (individuals may fulfill more than one category):

  • Two co-chairs
  • Office of Sustainability staff
  • Chairs of working groups
  • Three students appointed by SGO
  • Three faculty members appointed by COFP
  • ​One non-staff/faculty alumni representative
  • Staff representation from the following departments:
    • Admissions
    • Advancement
    • Athletics
    • Campus Services
      • Swarthmore Dining
    • Student Affairs Division
      • Office of Student Engagement
    • Facilities
      • Capital Planning
      • Environmental Services
      • Grounds
      • Maintenance
    • ITS
    • Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
    • President's Office