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Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability

The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS) is designed to promote environmental stewardship and development that is based on ecological principles at the University of California, Merced.

Sustainability refers to the physical development and institutional operating practices that meet the needs of present users without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, particularly with regard to the use and conservation of natural resources.

The committee is charged with advising the chancellor on matters pertaining to environmental sustainability, goals, policies, and practices at UC Merced.

CACS advises the chancellor on all matters of sustainability, development, management, and operation of the campus and its facilities, and advocates for programs and initiatives that continuously improve campus performance on matters of sustainability.

More information on the Sustainability Strategic plan can be found at this link.

Agenda and Minutes of Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability

All of the past minutes and agendas for meetings can be found here.

Committee Charge

Sustainability refers to meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability is charged with advising the Chancellor on matters pertaining to sustainability goals, policies, and practices at UC Merced. The committee also advocates for programs and initiatives that continuously improve campus sustainability performance.

Vision

The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability promotes a holistic, environmentally-friendly practice and provides a forum to review, advise and highlight sustainability research, practice, and policy, coordinate sustainability opportunities, and enable students to lead a culture of sustainability here at UC Merced.

Mission

The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability keeps the campus informed on issues of sustainability and promotes collaborative partnerships with stakeholders and students. The group identifies important, specific sustainability-related activities to achieve, and reports campus accomplishments.

Members

Faculty

De Etta Silbaugh
Lynn Sullivan
Michael Dawson
Sarah Kurtz
Thomas Hothem

Staff

Breeana Sylvas
Carla Silveira
Colleen McCormick
Cruz Franco
David Dunham
De Acker
Debbie Reagan
Jacob Croasdale
Jasmeet Kaur
Jason Martin
Jeff Porto Jr. 
Joanie Leidich
Julie Sagusay
Keith Hughes
Lori Callaway
Mal Donohue
Mark Grimes
Mark Maxwell
Michael McLeod
Paula Diaz
Peter Arroyo
Phillip Woods
Rachel Hadley
Ron Durbin
Sean Murray
Yasmeen Jewel
Zuhair Mased

Students

Adriana Gomez
Amandip Singh
Allajah Wheatley
Barbara Chulanuka
Brandon Hendrickson
Christian Laspada
Elizabeth Arguellez
Elizabeth Duncan
Florence Lucey
Jose Alvarez Zamora
Lillie Pennington
Lorena Salamanca