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

Jacob Bechtold - Undergraduate Student, College of Science and Engineering
Eesha Bharti - Undergraduate Student, College of Biological Sciences
Brian Buhr (Co-Chair) - Dean, College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Sciences
Andrew Carter - PhD Candidate, College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Sciences
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
Jessica Hellmann - Director, Institute on the Environment
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
Kate Nelson - Director of Campus Sustainability, Facilities Management
Bill Paulus (Co-Chair) - Associate Vice President, Facilities Management
Teddie Potter - Clinical Professor, School of Nursing
Pervin Shroff - Professor, Carlson School of Management
Jeff Standish - Associate Director, MnDRIVE
Shane Stennes - Chief Sustainability Officer, University Services
Avni Tripathi - Undergraduate Student, Carlson School of Management



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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