|Approved by the:||University Senate - October 30, 2003|
Administration - See comment*
Board of Regents - no action required
*I fully support the principles of conservation and efficiency, which is why I charged a Sustainability and Energy Conservation Policy Work Group in October, 2003. I asked the working group to develop an institutional policy framework that will translate into long-term, systematic strategies for integrating sustainable practices and energy conservation across research, teaching, operations, and outreach at the University of Minnesota. Since the recycling and printer resolutions naturally complement and support this effort, I am referring the resolutions to its co-chairs, Vice President Kathleen O'Brien and Executive Associate Vice President Al Sullivan, to consider as they shape University policy in this area.