Sustainability Council (UTSA Standing Committee)
The UTSA Sustainability Council consists of faculty, staff and students from the three campuses and includes representatives from the offices of the President and each of the Vice Presidents. The Council functions as a university standing committee and its chair and members will be appointed by the President and/or his/her designee.
The Council will advise the President, Provost and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) regarding strategies for implementing the principles of energy efficiency, sustainable development, conservation, and sustainable land-use. The Council will foster environmental stewardship through the promotion and support of sustainable initiatives in procurement, recycling, water reduction, alternative transportation, water quality, conservation, building performance, community collaboration, academics and research. The Council will serve as one mechanism to review project proposals submitted to the Office of Sustainability and recommend funding of meaningful and well thought out proposals.
The Council is responsible for developing a five-year sustainability plan. The Council will review and update the plan on an annual basis and present it to Senior Leadership Team for approval, support and provision of resources. The Council has the responsibility of preparing an annual report on the progress of the university-wide sustainability plan. In addition, the Council will be responsible for preparing the annual UTSA Campus Sustainability report for The University of Texas System (UT System).