UMN Twin Cities Sustainability Committee

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

Bill Paulus (Co-Chair) - Associate Vice President, Facilities Management
Prasad Boradkar (Co-Chair) - Dean, College of Design
Drew Carter - PhD Candidate, FScN Food Science
Shannon Farrell - Interim Research Data Services Librarian and Co-Director of AgEcon Search, University Libraries
Madisen Gittlin - PhD Candidate, College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Sciences / College of Science and Engineering
Richard Graves - Associate Professor, College of Design; Research Director, Center for Sustainable Building Research
Dawn Hood - Associate Director, Center for Transportation Studies
Patricia Izek - Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility, University Libraries
Erik Jensen - Sr Building and Grounds Worker, Facilities Management
Cathy Jordan - Professor, Medical School
Uwe Kortshagen - Professor, College of Science and Engineering
Bridget McLaughlin - Program Specialist - Student Events and Entertainment, Student Unions and Activities
Kate Nelson - Director of Campus Sustainability, Facilities Management
Teddie Potter - Clinical Professor, School of Nursing
Pervin Shroff - Professor, Carlson School of Management
Shane Stennes - Chief Sustainability Officer, University Services



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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