UMN Twin Cities Sustainability Committee

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Town Hall
Committee members (L-R) Jessica Hellmann, Patricia Izek, Jacob Bechtold, Catherine Bruns, and Dr. Teddie Potter on the panel at the May 4th, 2022 Climate Action Planning Town Hall kickoff

Committee Members

Brian Buhr (Co-Chair) - Dean, College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Sciences
Teddie Potter - Clinical Professor, School of Nursing
Richard Graves - Associate Professor, College of Design
Pervin Shroff - Professor, Carlson School of Management
Cathy Jordan - Professor, Medical School
Uwe Kortshagen - Professor, College of Science and Engineering
Bill Paulus (Co-Chair) - Associate Vice President, Facilities Management
Sarah Tummala - Instructor, School of Public Health
Ashley Dziuk - Executive Assistant, Office of Human Resources
Dawn Hood - Interim Director, Center for Transportation Studies
Patricia Izek - Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Consultant, Office of Human Resources
Jeff Standish - Industry Liaison, MnDRIVE
Shannon Farrell - Librarian, University Libraries
Eesha Bharti - Undergraduate Student, College of Biological Sciences
Jacob Bechtold - Undergraduate Student, College of Science and Engineering
Avni Tripathi - Undergraduate Student, Carlson School of Management
Andrew Carter - PhD Candidate, College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Sciences
Catherine Bruns - PhD Candidate, College of Liberal Arts
Madisen Gittlin - PhD Candidate, College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Sciences / College of Science and Engineering
Jessica Hellmann - Director, Institute on the Environment
Shane Stennes - Chief Sustainability Officer



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Second Nature Climate Leadership Commitments

March 2022: Overview of the Second Nature Climate Leadership Commitments:

Second Nature Climate Leadership Network

University of Minnesota Climate Action

March 2022: Overview of 2008 - 2020 University Greenhouse Emissions Sources and Reductions:

2011 Climate Action Plan


April 2022: Overview of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus Plan:

Climate Action Planning Town Hall: May 4th, 2022:

Questions and Responses from the Climate Action Planning Town Hall, May 4th, 2022

June 2022: Overview: University of Michigan Climate Action Planning Process

June 2022: Overview: Rutgers University Climate Action Planning Process