Sustainability Advisory Council

 
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Our Charge:

The council serves in an advisory capacity to the president, the university's sustainability coordinator and the senior leadership team regarding issues and opportunities related to sustainability. The Sustainability Council members are also dealt the task to regularly share information about current sustainability efforts, sustainability initiatives under consideration and rationale associated with decisions made by the university regarding sustainability issues.

Sustainability Plan 2020

 

Background:

In 2016-2017, the Sustainability Advisory Council performed a comprehensive inventory of Northern Michigan University’s sustainability performance. Using STARS, a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System developed by AASHE, we gathered data in four main areas: Academics & Research, Engagement, Operations and Planning & Administration. From this inventory, we learned that 65% of all academic departments on campus offer sustainability-related courses and 21% of all tenure or tenure-track faculty members engage in research related to sustainability. In addition, 55% of students use sustainable modes of transportation to get to campus. We also found that 46.6% of campus grounds are managed in accordance with organic or sustainable landscape management, and between 2011-2016, Northern reduced total water use on campus grounds by 15.5%. Having baseline measurements such as these will us to improve our sustainability performance in the future.

Past Inventory "A More Sustainable NMU" 2007-2008:

AQIP Report

Contact Us 

 
Council Members:
 
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SAC Co-Chair
Associate Professor
Earth, Environmental & Geographical Sciences
3005 New Science Facility
906-227-1442
smittlef@nmu.edu
   
 
SAC Co-Chair
Assistant Director
Facilities
Building Services & Sustainability
906-227-1446
brsager@nmu.edu
   
  Esko Alasimi
Associate Director of Plant Operations
906-227-2689
ealasimi@nmu.edu
   
 

Carl Bammert
Associate Director
Facilities
Intercollegiate Athletics/Rec Sports
B109h Superior Dome
906-227-2465
cbammert@nmu.edu

   
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Jon Barch
Associate Director of the Center for Student Enrichment/
Student Leader Fellowship Program Coordinator

1206 University Center
906-227-1771
jbarch@nmu.edu
   
 
Grants and Contracts Coordinator
401 Cohodas Hall
906-227-2440
   
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Professor
Biology
2013 New Science Facility
(906) 227-2443
dbecker@nmu.edu
   
 
Derek Hall
Assistant Vice President of University Marketing and Communications
906-227-2720
   
  Sarah Head
NMU EcoRep
   
  Megan Khodl
NMU EcoRep
   
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Assistant Professor
Technology and Occupational Sciences
220-A Jacobetti Complex
906-227-1539
   
Diana Lafferty Diana Lafferty
Assistant Professor
Biology
2011 New Science Facility
(906) 227-2227
dlaffert@nmu.edu
   
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Assistant Professor
School of Health and Human Performance
201G PEIF
906-227-1615
jamedina@nmu.edu
   
 
Assistant Director
Facilities
3502 C.B. Hedgcock
906-227-1087
treamer@nmu.edu
   
  Marley Redd
NMU EcoRep
   
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Ph.D, Associate Professor
Center for Native American Studies
112C Whitman Hall
906-227-1397
   
  Kathy Richards, P.E.
Associate Vice President
Engineering and Planning / Facilities
906-227-1237
kathrich@nmu.edu
   
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Associate Professor
Communication and Performance Studies
221 Thomas Fine Arts
906-227-1057
jessitho@nmu.edu
   
  LuAnne Thurston
Executive Secretary
School of Nursing
906-227-2833
lcrupi@nmu.edu
   
  Isabelle Ureel
NMU EcoRep
   
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Assistant Professor
Earth, Environmental & Geographical Sciences
3119 New Science Facility
906-227-1161
mvangrin@nmu.edu
   
 
Olivia Walcott
Earth, Environmental & Geographical Sciences Student
   
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