Established by President Emeritus Harold R. Wilde in 2008, the Sustainability Committee consists of faculty, staff and students responsible for educating and encouraging the entire campus community to engage in sustainability actions and programs. For suggestions pertaining to campus sustainability initiatives or to get involved, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by the Sustainability Committee and approved by Cabinet in 2011, the Sustainability Policy best explains the College’s intent to integrate sustainability into all facets of campus life. The policy defines sustainability in the context of the College culture and outlines principles focused on continuing progress toward a more sustainable campus community. The Sustainability Policy can be viewed as a PDF.
North Central’s 2010 Master Land Use Plan incorporates sustainability principles and planning as the College looks toward the future. Specifically, recent initiatives in building development, alternative transportation, and green space investments are spelled out in the Sustainability section. The opening of that section expresses the College’s commitment to sustainability:
“North Central College places a high value in creating an environmentally sustainable campus for its faculty, staff, and students, and for the future of the institution. Sustainability is not only good practice from physical and financial perspectives, but also offers opportunities for the campus environment to support learning and attract prospective students and faculty who share in the College’s values.”