Climate and Sustainability Task Force
Modesto Junior College has earned a STARS Bronze rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.
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The mission of MJC CSTF is to work with the MJC campus and local community entities to better align the practices and policies of our college with the principles of sustainable development. As such, we:
- Promote the understanding of sustainability and climate change within our community and on our campus.
- Develop, implement, and maintain sustainable practices and reduce the carbon footprint of our campus.
- Build partnerships between various campus departments, local K-12 schools, universities, and other local entities in order to achieve the above stated goals.
- The committee membership will consist of MJC faculty, students, staff, and administration, as well as representatives from community partnerships. (A “committee member”, with voting rights, shall be defined as someone who has attended a regular meeting of the CSTF within the past two months and/or is actively engaged in the work of the committee).
- The committee will be chaired by an MJC employee (faculty, staff, or administration). The committee chairperson will serve in that position for a term of 2 years. After this term, a new committee chairperson will be decided by consensus or, alternatively, a majority vote of all committee members who have voting rights (see #1). There is no limit to the number of terms that a chairperson can serve.
- The committee shall be divided into the following subcommittees. Subcommittees may be added with a majority vote.
- Green Campus Subcommittee
- Green Outreach Subcommittee
- Green Curriculum Subcommittee
- Noah Hughes, Professor - Earth Science, CSTF Chair, MJC
- Richard Anderson, Professor Emeritus - Biology, MJC
- Bill Anelli, Professor - Philosophy, MJC
- Trevor Carter, Campus Facilities Manager I, YCCD
- Arnold Chavez, Great Valley Museum & Planetarium Director, MJC
- Teri Curtis, Professor Emeritus - Biology, MJC
- Debbie Gilbert, Professor - English, MJC
- Garry Hayes, Professor - Geology, MJC
- Cece Hudelson, Professor - Geography, MJC
- Judy Lanchester, Director of Facilities Planning & Operations, YCCD
- Dr. Laura Maki, Dean, Science, Mathematics & Engineering, MJC
- Jose Marquez, Project Coordinator, SCOE
- Liz McInnes, Professor - Biology, MJC
- Yolanda Perrigil, Senior Director of Facilities Planning, Operations & Transportation, YCCD
- Dr. Chad Redwing, Professor - Humanities, MJC
- Ron Rutschman, Community Representative
- Catherine Tripp, Professor - Biology, MJC