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Environmental Model Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: RG03.03.016
This collection consists of administrative records for the Environmental Model Committee, including meeting minutes; reports; policies; research on green building, green energy, emissions, and wind feasibility; media coverage of campus sustainability activities; and audits of utilities and campus sustainability efforts.

Dates

  • 1984-2017
  • Majority of material found in 1989-2011

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 record center carton)

Overview

Administrative records for the Environmental Model Committee, including meeting minutes; reports; policies; research on green building, green energy, emissions, and wind feasibility; media coverage of campus sustainability activities; and audits of utilities and campus sustainability efforts.

Biographical / Historical

The Environmental Model Committee was established in 1970 by botany professors Richard Goodwin and William Niering. The committee was first appointed by President Charles Shain to ensure that "Connecticut College's daily operations as a residential and academic community would provide a model for living in an environmentally sustainable fashion." The EMC was appointed on an annual basis by the College President until 2003, when the EMC petitioned the Faculty Steering and Conference Committee to be recognized as an official standing committee, with members appointed from various college constituents.

The EMC develops policy in support of campus-wide sustainability goals, initiates programs, oversees community education, and provides leadership around environmental sustainability. Comprised of twelve members drawn from faculty, students, and staff offices, the EMC works with administrative, faculty, and student offices, committees, and groups to research and develop climate action planning for mitigation of carbon emissions and campus climate resiliency; the conservation of energy, water and other natural resources; the minimization of environmental pollution; and the reduction of the college’s ecological footprint.

Arrangement

Organized chronologically in a single series.

Acquisitions Information

Transferred 2018 June 26 by Margaret Bounds, Assistant Director of Sustainability
Title
Environmental Model Committee Records
Status
completed
Author
Rebecca Parmer
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives Repository

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