Whereas, Environmental sustainability is a complex and profound issue, and initiatives that will impact our communities must and be addressed more systematically by California community colleges;
Whereas, Environmental sustainability has wide curriculum implications, involving new course and program development in environmental and green technologies as well as the infusion of sustainability themes within existing courses;
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges provides leadership and guidance in academic and professional matters as specified by Title 5 53200(b), and local senates need support in the area of environmental sustainability issues;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges create an environmental sustainability task force to provide leadership and guidance on matters of policies and procedures relating to sustainability through breakout sessions, workshops, and conferences; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges explore the feasibility of creating a standing committee on environmental sustainability and report its findings back to the body by Spring 2010.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates
Several Rostrum articles were published about the Senate's commitment to "going green," sustainability and curriculum, and jobs. The task force was not developed as that part of the resolution is infeasible given the current budget climate.