Join a Workgroup

The Sustainability Council Workgroups are composed of faculty, staff, and students who volunteer their time to assist the Office for Sustainability in developing and implementing sustainability initiatives across the UA community. The workgroups provide critical leadership through expertise and representation; they are the backbone of the UA sustainability strategy.

The UA Office for Sustainability invites all Sustainability Council Members to identify at least one of these Workgroups to work with each year. Workgroups are called upon when the OFS identifies specific projects that require more intensive input.

There are now five workgroups based on Built, Natural, Managed, Social, and Academic Systems. The Academic Systems Workgroup is formally known as the Sustainability Technical Advisory Committee. All other workgroups accept new members on an ongoing basis. Please use the form below to request to join one.

 

Built Systems

This workgroup explores sustainability initiatives focused on structures across the UA system, including classrooms, laboratories, and offices.

Natural Systems

This workgroup explores sustainability initiatives for ecosystem services provided by non-human focused systems across the UA system, including urban and rural landscapes and waterways.

Managed Systems

This workgroup explores sustainability initiatives in human-focused endeavors, including agriculture and business.

Social Systems

This workgroup explores sustainability initiatives within and between social communities across the UA system.

Academic

This workgroup is known as the Sustainability Technical Advisory Committee.  This group was appointed by the Provost and is chaired by Marty Matlock.