The first Sustainability Action Team (SAT) meeting of 2019 took place on Wednesday, March 27 on the School of Medicine campus. The group has been on pause over the last year while administrators conducted a sustainability survey and worked to better structure all of the sustainability programs on the medical campus.
The first SAT meeting since this restructuring was a big hit! There were over 70 people in attendance, many of which stayed after the presentation to ask questions and continue the conversation.
The main content of the meeting was an overview of all of our campus and university-wide sustainability goals and how individuals can contribute to making our entire university more sustainable. We also announced 3 new workgroups that will meet quarterly (or more depending on need) to discuss specific topics impacting the School of Medicine.
- Sustainability Event Planning – contributing to planning future SAT meetings and other sustainability events on the School of Medicine campus;
- Waste & Recycling – identify waste and recycling streams on campus and brainstorming solutions;
- Green Labs – supporting the upcoming Green Labs Program by providing feedback, trialing program components through a pilot program, and brainstorming.
Future SAT meetings will take place quarterly and will cover a range of topics related to sustainability at WashU and our local community. If you are interested in joining the SAT and/or signing up for one of the workgroups, please email Alicia Hubert, Sustainability Coordinator at the School of Medicine, at email@example.com.