Founded in 2007, the Gettysburg College Sustainability Advisory Committee, is made up of faculty, staff, administrators and students. These members represent several different voices and departments within the College structure, from academics to dining to facilities to students. Together, members deliberate and discuss to choose the most sustainable decisions and solutions for Gettysburg College.
Previously the Committee had more of an advisory role on campus, though in 2011, the Committee was restructured to take on more of an implementary role. In the past the Committee has implemented several on-campus sustainable practices. These practices include: automatic double-sided printing, the paperless pay system, and the STARS report.
The group’s focus shifts every year based on the needs of the College and the interest of its members. The focus of the 2012-2013 academic year is web communications. The Sustainability Committee meets regularly to discuss sustainability events and issues; campus community members not on the Committee are always welcome to attend meetings to contribute and listen.