PLU Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee was formed as a campus collaboration to inspire, promote, and celebrate sustainability at PLU before achieving official status in Spring 2014. Its members are the springboard for sustainability initiatives on campus and are the best start to getting involved in your own way.

The Sustainability Committee oversees awards of two $3,500 Student Sustainability Fellowships, which fund individual student research on any aspect of sustainability at PLU. To read more about the Fellowship Program, past fellowships, and our Sustainability Fellows, click here.

The Sustainability Committee also oversees the Student Green Fund, which uses $10/semester from each student’s tuition to finance projects that further sustainability at PLU. To learn more about the Green Fund, click here.

To contact the Sustainability Committee, email Chairperson Nathalie op de Beeck, at opdebena@plu.edu

Committee Members

Students

Bailey Smith
ASPLU Sustainability Director
GREAN Vice President

Ashley Connors
RHA Sustainability Director

Jenna Harmon, Green Fund Treasurer
GREAN President

Emily Steelquist
Sustainability Fellow

Siri Waldow
Sustainability Fellow

Advisory

Allan Belton
Vice President of Finance and Operations

Jennifer Smith
Director of PLU Women’s Center

Angie Hambrick
Assistant Vice President of Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability

Ken Côté
Campus Landscape & Athletic Fields

Brandon Bruan
Assistant Director of Admission

Kelley Kohlwes
Conference Services Manager

Currently no Representative
Campus Tree Committee

First sprouts to rise: Ribbon cutting ceremony also marks new plant life at PLU community garden.

Faculty

Nathalie op de Beeck, Chair
Associate Professor of English

Tim Mooney, Secretary
Assistant Professor of Finance

Julie Smith
Associate Professor of Biology

Administrators & Staff

Gretchen Howell
Associate Director of HR, Campus Transportation

Wendy Robins
The Commons Operation Manager

Angel Gonzalez
Resident Director Foss Hall

Joel Zylstra
Director of Center for Community Engagement & Service

Raymond Orr
Associate Vice President, Facilities Management

Sean Lynn
Resource Conservation Manager

Chris Albert
University Communications

Joe Bell
Director of Environmental, Health, Safety & Emergency Programs

Saiyare Refaei
Coordinator for Sustainability Integration