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Steering Committee and Work Groups

Work groups are responsible for coordinating and driving work supported by the Sustainability Steering Committee (SSC).  Each work group is co-chaired and led by campus and medical center representatives who sit on the Sustainability Steering Committee.  The Sustainability Steering Committee is driven by UCOP policies, develops strategies, and implements those strategies through the relevant work groups.  Below are contact information, membership, and the mission of each work group for FY15-16.

Climate Change Work Group
Co-Chairs:  Paul Franke (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))  and Jamie Hand (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))
Members:  Kevin Barney, Dick Chan, Travis Clark, Gail Lee, Jodi Soboll, Derrick Tyler, Eric Villelobos
Mission: To promote, encourage and report efforts to achieve carbon neutrality in the campus built and leased environment through energy efficiency and transportation programs.

Culture Shift Work Group
Co-Chairs:  Monica Mapa (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))
Members: Jeff Beck, Danielle Cambier, Deborah Fleischer, Ken Laslavic, Gil Lorenzo, Laura Lu, Sean McClelland, Abby Draper, Ailene Estalilla
Mission:  To inform, educate and engage the university community to behave in resource-efficient and sustainable manner

Green Building Work Group
Co-Chairs:  Ellen Owens (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))  and Ted Sakauye (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))
Members:  Beth Piatnitza, Malvin Whang
Mission:  To incorporate best practices in sustainable strategies for new construction and renovation of UCSF facilities

Procurement Work Group
Campus Co-Chairs:  Andrew Clark(.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))
Members:  Roesia Gerstein,  Christine Van Dyke
Mission:  To incorporate best and economically viable, environmentally preferable purchasing practices

MC Waste/Procurement Work Group
Chairs:  Jose Watson (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))
Members:  Chris Bogan, Cheryl Copp, Lisa Hartmeyer, Don Padilla
Mission:  To incorporate best and economically viable, environmentally preferable purchasing and waste reduction practices

Sustainable Food Work Group
Co-Chairs:  Jen Dowd (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) and Dan Henroid (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))
Members:  Ami.Bhow, Anne Boyle, Lisa Faucon, Chuck Davies, Luis Vargas, Tamara Villarina
Mission:  To provide healthy sustainably grown and local food to support a sustainable future

Sustainable Operations Work Group (Green Labs)
Co-chairs: Lyandra Dias (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))
Members:  Eli Perszyk, James Hand, Adele Dow, Lisa Pelletier


Mission:  To develop sustainable best practices in the maintenance and operation of UCSF facilities

Toxic Reduction Work Group
Co-Chairs:  Julie Sutton (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) and Veronica Villalon (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))
Members:  Tim Orozco, Allison Paradise, Tyler Krehlik, Alison Cleaver, Natalyn Daniels
Mission:  Beyond Compliance:  Reducing use and choosing safer chemicals

Water Conservation Work Group
Co-Chairs: Elihu Perszyk (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))
Members: Denetra Anderson, Patrick Borg, Benjamin Bower, Dick Chan, Karen Ho, Bruce Mace, Amy Putnam, Leslie Santos, Andrew Sinclair, Wendy Staub, Julie Sutton, Erick Villalobos, Enrique Villasana, Greg Whisman, Todd McGregor
Mission:  To incorporate best practices in water conservation and re-use at UCSF facilities.

Zero Waste Work Group
Co-Chairs:  Susan Bluestone (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) and Adam Schnirel (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))
Members:  Daniel Chau, Joey Covento, Yvonne DeSouza, PIlar Deer, Jennifer Dowd, Jack Henderson, Larry Laidlaw, Andrew Lok, Millicent Magiera, Tony Meno, Tim Orozco, Oswaldo Robelo, Jim.Sobcyzk
Mission:  To incorporate best practices in recycling and waste management at UCSF facilities

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For more information on the sustainability committee, or to join any of the groups, contact the applicable workgroup chair or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).