Scope and Application:
The functions of the Environment and Sustainability Committee shall be:
To advise the Vice Chancellor (via the Vice-Chancellor’s Committee) on all matters relating to the areas of environmental management and sustainability, including the development of institutional policy and guidelines, and recommended actions based on consultation, research and planning.
To provide a conduit between the campus and broader community and the SLC on issues and initiatives relating to environmental management and sustainability at the University.
To benchmark the University’s environmental initiatives and its progress towards a more sustainable campus against other universities across Australia and report its finding to the SLC annually.
To actively promote and encourage an ethos of environmental awareness and sustainability through training and general education of staff, students and the wider University community; as well as the promotion and publicising of USQ’s initiatives on environmental matters in a way that encourages greater environmental awareness in the wider community.
To actively effect positive change in USQ operational activities through the introduction and application of environmentally sustainable business practices throughout the USQ community.
To encourage initiatives that raise the profile of environmental management and sustainability in USQ’s learning & teaching, research and community engagement programs.
To liaise with appropriate external organisations on matters relating to the environment and sustainability.
To consider relevant emerging strategic issues and assess their implications for the University.
The Committee meetings shall be scheduled at least four times each year with one of these meetings allotted as a community forum.
The membership of the Environment and Sustainability shall be:
Executive Director, Campus Services (Chair)
Group Manager, Sustainable Business Management and Improvement or nominee
Director, Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledge or nominee
President, Student Guild or nominee
A representative of USQ Fraser Coast, nominated by the Provost
A representative of USQ Springfield, nominated by the Director
Two members of Academic staff, appointed by the Vice-Chancellor on the basis of specialist skills, knowledge and experience for a term of two years
Director, Financial Operations or nominee
Associate Director, Human Resources
Executive Director, ICT Services or nominee
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) or nominee
Environmental Officer, Campus Services (Executive Officer).
VICE-CHANCELLOR’S NOMINEE WHO SHALL BE EX OFFICIO CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE
Mr D Povey
GROUP MANAGER, SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OR NOMINEE
Mr S Ivey
DIRECTOR, AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGES OR NOMINEE
PRESIDENT, STUDENT GUILD OR NOMINEE
USQ FRASER COAST REPRESENTATIVE
Mr B Langabeer
USQ SPRINGFIELD REPRESENTATIVE
Mrs A Abeysekera
TWO MEMBERS OF ACADEMIC STAFF, APPOINTED BY THE VICE-CHANCELLOR ON THE BASIS OF SPECIALIST SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Associate Professor A Apan
Associate Professor A Parisi
DIRECTOR, FINANCIAL OPERATIONS
Mrs S Thomson
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES
Mrs J Farmer
DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR (STUDENTS AND COMMUNITIES) OR NOMINEE
Mr P Munster
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ICT SERVICES OR NOMINEE
Mr M Kleidon
ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER, CAMPUS SERVICES
Mrs A Logan
TBC – Extension 2408
Peak Approval Authority:
Management Committee Owner*:
Endorse policy and approve procedure
Chief Operating Officer may approve procedures
Related Legislation / guidelines:
Strategic Plan/Goal & Objectives:
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Associated USQ policies:
Next Review Date*:
Expiry Date of Policy: