Formed Fall, 2005

“Don’t Be a Bystander—Take Action”
Oct. 25 – “Campus Sustainability Day”
Nov. 21 – “Saving Energy at Home”
Feb. 21 – “Sustainable Yards”
April 19 – “Sustainable Transportation Fair”
June, 2007 Joined the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)

Summer, 2007 - Joined the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) – Expansion of materials recycling program – ongoing

2007-2008 “Forging a Sustainable Future”

Presented multiple-perspective sustainability speaker series (w/ Student Programs)—
September – Dr. Tom Kimmerer, Executive Director of AASHE
October – Dr. Eric Barron, Dean of UT-Austin’s Jackson School of Geosciences

Dr. Matthew Sleeth, Christian environmentalist

Participated in CQIN “Vision Implementation Project” (w/ Administration, TOLI)

Joining colleges/universities nationwide in Focus the Nation, a global warming awareness/action event

Offered “sustainable dream” staff development conversation series, using Deep Economy by Bill McKibben

Published climate action series in ThunderBridge (w/ Information Services)

Hosted “Water for People and the Environment” conference

Coming: “Living in the 21st Century,” a four-course, sustainability oriented student learning community, Spring 2008

RecycleMania (2010, 2011, 2012) Richland has won Grand Champion in the state of Texas for three consecutive years, with the highest recycling rate as a percentage of its overall waste generation. Richland has also placed in the top ten of the national category of college and university RecycleMania competition.

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