|Submission Date||Feb. 12, 2015|
Office for Sustainability
The Sustainability Council has worked to implement several initiatives on campus including a green revolving fund, an integrated pest management plan, the Climate Action Plan version 2.0.
The Office for Sustainability oversees the implementation of the University of Arkansas’ sustainability goals; convenes the community to share best practices; evaluates and recommends new programs and policies that foster the development of student leaders on campus; and facilitates coordination of research initiatives to expand our knowledge of sustainability solutions. The purpose of the University of Arkansas Sustainability Council is to make recommendations to the Chancellor and Provost and advise the Office for Sustainability in implementing its programs and responsibilities.
• John Kester, Co-Chair, ASG President (or designated representative)
• Marty Matlock, Co Chair, Executive Director of the Office for Sustainability
• Mike Johnson, Co-Chair, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities
• Carlos Ochoa, Executive Secretary, Director of the Office for Sustainability
• Catherine Shoulders, Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences
• Craig Edmonston, College of Education and Health Professions
• Darin Nutter, College of Engineering
• Lynne Williams, Dean of Students
• Jeannie Durdik, Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
• Diane Cook, Graduate School
• Kate Dougherty, Library
• Tahar Messadi, School of Architecture
• Susan Schneider, School of Law
• Jon Johnson, Walton College of Business
• Janine Parry, Faculty Senate
• Sue Smith, Staff Senate
• Jim Hashbarger, Business Affairs
• Sharon Donnelly, University Development
• Jeff Vinger, University Housing
• Holly Tallon, Student Sustainability Council
• Catherine Baltz, Alumni Association
• Danielle Strickland, University Relations
• Norm DeBriyn, Razorback Foundation
• Justin Maland, Athletics Department
• Andy Gilbride, Parking & Transit
• Kim Johnson, UA Service Providers (Chartwells, Pepsi Co., etc)
• Peter Nierengarten, Fayetteville Director of Sustainability
The Office for Sustainability (OFS) is located at 238 Harmon Ave. on the University of Arkansas campus, and is titled the "Sustainability House." Carlos Ochoa, the Director of the Office for Sustainability; Mallory Jenkins, the Energy Corps representative for the Office for Sustainability; and 5 interns work out of the Sustainability House.
The Office for Sustainability's mission is to motivate, facilitate and coordinate innovation and change through partnerships with faculty, students and staff across administrative units to create a culture of sustainability.
OFS oversees the implementation of the University of Arkansas; sustainability goals convenes the community to share best practices; evaluates and recommends new programs and policies that strive to serve as replicable models to inspire students and future leaders
As coordinator of the sustainability department, Carlos Ochoa oversees all Campus Sustainability Council programs and projects; and is responsible for maintaining data collection and reporting such as the STARS Report,the institutional GHG emissions inventory, U of A Climate Action Plan, and State of Campus Sustainability Report.