UW-Green Bay opens the Office of Sustainability

UW-Green Bay has created its first Office of Sustainability and has named John Arendt as its director. Last year, working with then provost and now current Chancellor Mike Alexander, the campus Sustainability Committee identified the need for a dedicated office and staff person in order to address the campus’s sustainability needs and to serve as a conduit between the campus and UW System sustainability representatives. One of those current needs will be reporting the campus sustainability efforts to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) report, which is due in spring 2021. The STARS report communicates the University’s sustainability rating to prospective college students in publications such as the Princeton Review and the Sierra Club’s Cool Schools report. The Office of Sustainability will be will be housed in the Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI), where John Arendt will also continue to serve as director. The EMBI office is located in ES 105 and John Arendt can be reached via email or on the contact page of the campus sustainability webpage.