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

Prasad Boradkar (Co-Chair) - Dean, College of Design
Bill Paulus (Co-Chair) - Associate Vice President, Facilities Management
Casidy Anderson - Emergency Management Coordinator, Health, Safety, and Risk Management (HSRM); Graduate student, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Drew Carter - PhD Candidate, Food Science and Nutrition
Chotsani Elaine Dean - Faculty, Art - College of Liberal Arts
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
Julie Hanus - Director of Strategic & Public Interest Communications, Institute on the Environment
Kayla Hoffman - Research Professional, Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Medical School
Dawn Hood - Chief Financial Officer, College of Pharmacy
Patricia Izek - Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility, Libraries
Erik Jensen - Sr. Building and Grounds Worker, Facilities Management
Steve Kelley - Co-Director, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Nick Kluge - Department Manager, Waste Recovery Services
Uwe Kortshagen - Professor, College of Science and Engineering
Nicki May - Instructional Designer, College of Education and Human Development; Graduate student
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
Jamie Schuberth - PhD candidate, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Wing Witthuhn - Business Development Manager, Office for Supplier Diversity
Anna Wollaeger - Undergraduate student, College of Biological Sciences
Nate Wong - Multimedia & Graphic Designer, Housing and Residential Life
Liz Zabel - Marketing & Multimedia Manager, Student Unions and Activities; Graduate student, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Shane Stennes (ex officio) - 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