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Environmental Affairs Committee


Welcome to the Environmental Affairs Committee


Scope and Function
Scope and Functions for the Environmental Affairs Committee Approved by the Academic Senate unanimously on February 26, 2013.
Membership: Faculty and Administrators (2:1 ratio)
The Committee serves as the Senate's and the College's resource and recommending body on academic and professional matters related to the environment, ecological literacy and greening the curriculum.
  • Support the Center for Environmental and Urban Studies
  • Support the continued development and growth of ecological literacy and the continued Greening of the Curriculum at the College.
  • Support efforts to enhance the College's sustainability
  • Facilitate partnerships to enhance and develop College environmental programs
  • Work with the Associated Students, the District Planning and Advisory Council, and other College committees to address environmental concerns at the College.
  • Sponsor environmentally relevant activities and programs at the college.

Cara Thompson x4877 (Fall 2015)

Vice Chair

Ferris Kawar x3911 (Fall 2015)

Voting Members
Garen Baghdasarian
Stuart Cooley
Poliana Raymer
Tram Dang
Leslie Kawaguchi

Interested Parties
Eric Oifer
Amber Katherine
Alex Tower
Guido Davis Del Piccolo
Natalie Hansen
Kaya Foster

Meeting - Dates/Time/Location​
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
12:45pm to 2:00pm
CEUS (Pearl Street)
Agendas & Minutes






General Information

Contact Us

For further information, you may contact Chair or Vice Chair at e-mails listed below: 
Cara Thompson --

Ferris Kawar --  


From the OECD:

Other Documents:

​Greening the Curriculum​​​​​​​​