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What is the Green Committee?

The UWest Green Committee is a group of students, faculty, and staff who have come together to promote sustainability efforts on our campus. Our current officers are:

Chair: Dr. Chi Sheh
Vice-Chair: Judy Hsu
Secretary: Lorena Gonzalez
UWSG Liaison: Sylvette Mijares
Members at large: Prof. Tom Moritz, Juan Tinoco, Dennyses Hernandez, and Leslie Bazzano.

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Committee Bylaws

What is Our Mission?

1. Recommend and implement actions that promote environmental sustainability.
2. Enhance communication in the community regarding our environmental efforts and best practices.
3. Provide a forum for environmental sustainability issues and fostering collaborations from all areas of our community.

What is Sustainability?

"Sustainability, the long-term viability of a community, set of social institutions, or societal practice." -- Britannica Academic.

Programs & Initiatives

Our committee seeks to target the following areas on our campus for sustainability improvements.

Accreditation & Standards

🔳 STARS: See Plans & Commitments.

Energy and Buildings

Water and Landscaping


🔳 Provide electric vehicle charging stations.

Waste Reduction & Recycling

☑️ Obtain blue recycling bins and make them available all around the campus with instructions on recyclable materials.

🔳 Educational bookmarks on recycling.

🔳 Reusable bottle water initiative.

🔳 Campus relations management system.

Purchasing & Employee Benefits

🔳 Introduction of socially responsible investment (SRI) options to UWest employee 403(b).

Food & Dining

🔳 The reduction or elimination of EPS foam ('Styrofoam') containers from our food and dining services.

🔳 Educational efforts to reduce the usage disposable one-time use take-out containers. Push for dine-in & reusable containers.

Plans & Commitments

Long Term Goals

We will come up with attainable goals and commitments that will allow us participate and engage with STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating system of AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Get Involved/Take Action

Join our mailing list to get updates or volunteer.

Meeting Times and Location

TBA at AD121.

Contact Information

Committee Chair: Dr. Chi Sheh ( , 626-571-8811 ext:381)

Information & Links

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