Interested in becoming a Sustainability Czar? Click here to learn about their responsibilities and the Autumn quarter election process.

 

The sustainability czar program began in 2017…

When the Committee on Campus Sustainability (CCS) approached the Office of Sustainability, Housing & Residence Life, and the Phoenix Sustainability Initiative about launching the Sustainability Czar Pilot Program in residence halls. We established student liaisons in 14 College Houses and provided environment-focused updates to up to 800 undergraduate students.

 

The sustainability czar program grew in 2018…

To include a total of 21 College Houses, reaching over 1500 residents. The CCS also began to publish a weekly Sustainability News Bulletin to streamline communications with the Sustainability Czars and include one or two featured events, graphics, or articles to share at each House meeting.

Sustainability Czars delivered a recycling presentation to over 100 undergraduate students, and met with members of the University’s Capital Projects team about eco-friendly features of the Woodlawn Residential Commons building.