We can all be proud of the great progress made by the Energy Resource Management Committee (ERMC) and the University partners in implementing actions to conserve energy and to promote environmental sustainability. Monmouth University has received state and national awards for our efforts, including the installation of an extensive array of solar panels. Energy conservation and promoting a sustainable environment are ways in which we show our leadership in the “Global Community.”
There is more work to be done. We share one earth, sustained by one ocean system. We are very proud of our campus and the beautiful community in which we live. The Monmouth University campus provides one of the largest and last open spaces in the area. Our actions impact the adjacent waterways including Whale Pond Brook, and Lake Takanassee. It is important to recognize that each individual and every action influence this delicate system, and the sustainability of our campus and of the global environment.
I am pleased to announce that, building on the strong foundation of the ERMC, we are establishing a Sustainability Advisory Council (SAC). The mission of SAC will be to promote environmental awareness through education and outreach, and to propose, research and recommend energy and sustainability policy for the University to implement. SAC will also review current practices, policies, and procedures, and recommend changes and actions that will positively impact the sustainability of the Monmouth University campus.
Monmouth University SAC will be an interdisciplinary work group that will be made up of members of the University community including faculty, administrators, staff, and students. I encourage you to get involved!
If you would like to volunteer to join the council, you may contact Jim Ferris in Facilities Management at email@example.com or at extension 5312.
Thank you in advance for your interest and active participation. We look forward to hearing your ideas.