Gallaudet recognizes that sustainability requires the efforts of the entire campus to decrease the University’s reliance on natural resources. However, there are certain key stakeholders that will be critical in creating, promoting, and implementing Gallaudet’s sustainability efforts.
The Gallaudet Sustainability Council
Co-chaired by Dr. Meloyde Batten-Mickens, executive director of facilities and Hansel Bauman, director of campus design and planning, the Gallaudet Sustainability Council will be the primary body related to sustainability on campus. Consisting of engaged students, faculty, and staff, the council will oversee the completion of the CUSP and ACUPCC commitments, execute and add to this sustainability plan as needed, and set in place attainable goals related to the environment that Gallaudet can implement while identifying the resources needed to achieve those goals. Furthermore, this council will investigate and promote ways in which sustainability can be incorporated academically through classes, student projects, guest lecturers, and other efforts that will engage the faculty and students in sustainability at Gallaudet.
This group will also be responsible for keeping the community informed on the progress of sustainability on campus, through campus communications, the Daily Digest, and updating the website where the sustainability plan is published.
Green Gallaudet is a student organization on campus committed to the environment. Its input, ideas, and help will be sought regarding sustainability on campus. The organization will be especially vital in getting the student community educated, engaged in sustainability at Gallaudet University, and perhaps more broadly, within the Clerc Center community.
Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
Gallaudet will remain a contributing member of the Consortium’s Sustainability Committee. The cohort of sustainability subject matter experts will organically energize the spark for building our sustainability plan, learning, and exchanging ideas toward a successful sustainability program.
Gallaudet will continue to retain the use of Sightlines, a company that assists institutions in assessing their sustainability and finding ways to reduce their dependence on natural resources. Gallaudet will continue to use Sightlines' expertise to help the University become more sustainable.