The OSU Sustainability Advisory Council was formed in fall 2011 by the Provost, the Vice President for Finance and Administration and the Sustainability Officer.  Its primary objectives are to prioritize actions toward improvement in areas like student engagement, operations and investment that advance sustainability at OSU.  The Council also performs the following tasks:

  • Set and refine a broad range of institutional goals and priorities like carbon neutrality, service learning targets, and community relations
  • Recommend actions and resources to achieve goals and priorities, including internal funding and leveraging external funding
  • Implement sustainability elements from the Strategic Plan and help inform the next round of strategic planning
  • Support the work of existing sustainability professionals across the university
  • Represent a diverse array of OSU stakeholders on sustainability issues
  • Increase visibility of sustainability-related initiatives
  • Provide advice and help formulate programs, policies, concepts and strategies as they are sought by the Vice President for Finance and Administration and senior administration.

Committee members represent the major divisions of the institution including academics, student engagement, operations and outreach/engagement. See the full Council charter or contact Brandon for more information.

Current Council Membership

  • Emily Bowling, Student Leadership and Involvement
  • Brigitte Cluver, Design/Human Environment
  • Jen Christion Myers, Student Sustainability Initiative
  • David Dodson, Campus Planning
  • Lucas Friedrichsen, Technology Support Services
  • Peg Herring, Extension & Experiment Station Communications
  • John Lambrinos, Horticulture
  • Andrea Norris, Campus Recyling
  • Brandon Trelstad, Sustainability Office
  • Marianne Vydra, Athletics
Past Council Members
  • Anita Nina Azarenko, Horticulture
  • Brian Laird, Student Sustainability Initiative
  • Jesse Pettibone, Student Sustainability Initiative
  • Greg Smith, Sustainability Office
  • Sonja Mae, Sustainability Office