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2021-2026 Sustainability Action Plan

The Presidents Advisory Committee on Sustainability (PACS) alongside the Action Planning Committee (APC) is actively working towards the creation of the 2021-2026 Sustainability Action Plan. To target sustainability in various areas around campus, there are nine thematic working groups focused on attaining information on each subject. We are looking for members of our campus community to volunteer with a group of interest and enhance campus engagement in the research, background information gathering, and innovation of each topic. As a volunteer, we ask that you participate in two to four working group meetings where you will help create future goals for campus and ideate priority tasks while defining outcomes for a desired goal. This opportunity will allow volunteers to actively enhance their sustainability knowledge - of U of R sustainability activities, University sector best practices, and world wide practices - while making a difference by helping the University reach a sustainable future.

This call for volunteers is open until Friday, May 14, 2021. A meeting of all available volunteers and leads/co-leads is confirmed for Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 1:30 pm. This meeting will offer some general direction and the ability to engage in discussion, answer questions, outline expectations, etc. This meeting will be recorded and made available to all those unable to attend.

Thematic Groups

 Subject to change


Each working group has leads/co-leads who will be responsible in leading the research and organization of each topic. The leads have expertise in the field of study, and will guide volunteers to assist in the creation of the Sustainability Action Plan.

Thematic working group leads/co-leads


General Timeline

May: Call for volunteers 
May, June, July, August: Thematic Working Groups meet
June, July, August: Thematic Working Groups report their information to PACS for review
August, September: The 2021-2026 Sustainability Action Plan comes together 
September/October: The 2021-2026 Sustainability Action Plan is launched


To volunteer for a thematic working group of interest, please respond to the Volunteer email form by Friday, May 14 and ensure you include which thematic working group(s) you wish to join.