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  1. 2 Green Ball State University

  2. ‘The Ball State Experience’Implementing the Talloires Declaration Greening of the Campus Conference Muncie, Indiana 20-22 September 2001

  3. The BSU Green History • Provost Warren Vander Hill appoints 1st GreenCommittee in April 1991 • 35 recommendations • Short term: Immediately Doable • Mid term: Funding and Time Required • Long Term: Capital Expense/Structural Change

  4. Direct Outcomes • Provost’s Green lecture series • ‘Green’ for Green summer support • Campus recycling • ‘Greening of the Campus’ conference(s)

  5. Related Developments • Bracken Environmental Fund • Clustered Minors • Environmental Ethics Course (PHIL 230) • NREM 405 project: Ball State as a “Sustainable U” • Biomass energy research

  6. Other Contextual Activities • Ongoing campus energy conservation • White River Corridor overlooks • Rails to Trails

  7. ‘Green’ for Green Support Clustered Minors Program Development ‘Greening of the Campus’ Conferencing Talloires Adoption Green-2 Implementation Most Recent Emphasis

  8. ‘Green’ for Green • Seed grants for environmental projects • Summer faculty develop “short courses” with interdisciplinary involvement (125 + BSU faculty participants to date)

  9. Five (5) Minors presently offered:Environmental Context for Business Environmental Policy Sustainable Land Systems Technology and the Environment Environmental Context for Health Care Clustered Minors

  10. 3 Core course (ethics, economics, ecology) 3 Context courses (electives) 1 Anchoring course 1 Closing course: ID 400 – Creating A Sustainable Future Clustered Minors

  11. Greening Conferences • 1996 – Greening of the Campus • 1997 – II: The Next Step • 1999 –III: Theory and Reality • 2001 –IV: Moving to the Mainstream

  12. Talloires • President signs on Earth Day ‘99 • Witnessed by ULSF leaders • Shared with campus community

  13. Green-2 Committee • Proposal for Green-2 made to Provost • committee structure to use Talloires • time line set for academic year • funding proposals anticipated

  14. Green-2 Structure • Planning Committee • Steering committee • tenet #10 • Subcommittees • tenets #1-9

  15. Green-2 Composition • Diversity of membership • Continuity of co-chair leadership • Completeness of representation • faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community leaders

  16. G-2 Planning Committee • Co-Chair: Robert J. Koester CERES • Co-Chair: B. Thomas Lowe University College • Resource: James Eflin Natural Resources & Environmental Management • Resource: David L. Ferguson Landscape Architecture • Resource: John Vann Marketing

  17. G-2 Steering Committee • Planning Committee + • Subcommittee Chairs Note: Subcommittee chairs include membership from each of Seven Academic Colleges, Facilities Planning & Management Office, and a Graduate student

  18. Publics: Nancy Carlson, Telecommunications Universities: Phil Repp, Art Students: Barb Stedman, English Faculties: Thalia Mulvihill, Educational Studies Exemplars: Mike Planton, Facilities Planning Funders: Jim Flowers, Industry & Technology Practitioners: Ray Montagno, Management Science Schools: John Motloch, Landscape Architecture Organizations: Pedro Pacheco, Doctoral Student G-2 Subcommittee Chairs

  19. Use every opportunity to raise public, government, industry, foundation, and university awareness by openly addressing the urgent need to move toward an environmentally sustainable future. Nancy Carlson, Telecommunications, Subcommittee chair Donna Biggs, Burris Lab School Ron Bonham, Community Hugh Brown, NREM Eric Davenport, Student Kay Hodson-Carlton, Nursing Kevin Kenyon, Business Affairs Tom Morrell, Biology Glenda Riley, History Jim Shasky, Telecommunications Gordon Stagge, Community Phyllis Yuhas, Community Publics

  20. Encourage all universities to engage in education, research, policy formation, and information exchange on population, environment, and development to move toward global sustainability. Phil Repp, Art, Subcommittee chair Abel Alves, History Serena Bodner, Student Jacquelyn Buckrop, Administration Michael O’Hara, Theater and Dance Les Smith, Landscape Architecture Tom Smith, Facilities Planning Universities

  21. Establish programs to produce expertise in environmental management, sustainable economic development, population, and related fields to ensure that all university graduates are environmentally literate, and have the awareness and understanding to be ecologically responsible citizens. Barb Stedman, English, Subcommittee chair Kemuel Badger, Biology Michael Bauer, Communication Studies Jeff Chicki, Student Gary Dodson, Biology Andrew Slack, Geography Nicole Wolf, Student Students

  22. Create programs to develop the capability of university faculty to teach environmental literacy to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Thalia Mulvihill, Educational Studies, Subcommittee chair William Bock, Physiology and Health Science Charles Jones, Teaching and Learning Aimee Joyaux, Art Tim Lyon, NREM Lina Rosengren, Student George Smith, Landscape Architecture Faculties

  23. Set an example of environmental responsibility by establishing institutional ecology policies and practices of resource conservation, recycling, waste reduction, and environmentally sound operations. Mike Planton, Facilities Planning, Subcommittee Chair Martha Hunt, Landscape Architecture Brian Kelley, Computing Services Cheryl LeBlanc, Biology Jim McClure, Economics Douglas Naffziger, Management Les Richardson, Facilities Management Jim Segedy, Urban Planning Lynn Sousa, Chemistry Peter Tallman, Student Liz Vanmatre, RHDS Don VanMeter, Administration Ted Wolner, Architecture Exemplars

  24. Encourage involvement of government, foundations, and industry in supporting interdisciplinary research, education, policy information, and information exchange in environmentally sustainable development. Expand work with community and non-governmental organizations to assist in finding solutions to environmental problems. Jim Flowers, Industry & Technology, Subcommittee chair Steve Anderson, Community Barry Banks, Community Jeff Grigsby, Geology Mahfuza Khatun, Physics and Astronomy Kristi Koriath, OARSP Tom Lauer, Biology John Taylor, Student Paul Wohlt, Anthropology Funders

  25. Convene faculty and administrators with environmental practitioners to develop curricula, research initiatives, operations systems, and outreach activities for an environmentally sustainable future. Ray Montagno, Management, Subcommittee chair John Craddock, Community Thomas Frisbie-Fulton, Facilities Planning Jamey McDaniel, Chemistry Dave Nawrocki, Student John Pichtel, NREM Phil Tevis, Community Gwen White, Accounting Practitioners

  26. Establish partnerships with primary and secondary schools to help develop the capacity for interdisciplinary teaching about population, environment, and sustainable development. John Motloch, Landscape Architecture, Subcommittee chair Jim Coffin, International Programs Shireen DeSouza, Biology Jim Kirkwood, Industry and Technology Amy Kress, Community Bobby Malone, Educational Leadership Tolulope Olowomeye, Student Larry Smith, Elementary Education Nancy Watson, Burris Schools

  27. Work with national and international organizations to promote a worldwide university effort toward a sustainable future. Pedro Pacheco, Doctoral Student, Subcommittee chair Alfredo Fernandez, Architecture Gene Frankland, Political Science Brian Gordy, Community Kyama Kabadaki, Sociology Stan Keil, Economics Mike Lannoo, Community Barbara Maves, Community Nihal Perera, Urban Planning Susan Taylor, Libraries Holly Truemper, Student Organizations

  28. G-2 Mission • Sustainability as the ‘triple bottom line’ • Complement University Strategic Plan • Propose measurable actions to move toward becoming a sustainable university

  29. Planning Group meetings Summer, 2000 ‘Resource Persons’ identified Website developed Kick-off meeting September, 2000 First Accomplishments

  30. Kick-off Meeting September 28, 2000

  31. Resources and more…

  32. The Web Site


  34. Steering committee meetings begin monthly Initial subcommittee meetings Resource Persons attend The Natural Step Conference October, 2000 ‘Draft report submitted December, 2000 Next Accomplishments

  35. Action Item Matrices Impact Categorization Items of Emphasis Tear Sheets Final Report Contents

  36. Content: Actions Required Personnel Responsible Resources Needed Availability Source Funding Level Required Time Frames: Short-Term Mid-Term Long-Term Action Item Matrices

  37. Content Development Content Distribution Assessments External Linkages Educational Activities Demonstration Projects Operations Others Impact Categories

  38. Top-10 Item Emphasis Campus Audit Green Development Staff Recycling Program Bikeway System Fuel Efficient/Hybrid Vehicles Fuel Use/Energy Conservation/Heating Plant Clustered Minors Green Issues Awareness/Trunk Show Environmental Education Resource Center Core Curriculum Goals/Freshman Connection

  39. Top-10 Tear Sheets

  40. Report Conclusion In principle,‘Greening of the Campus’ is a multi-nodal activity. In practice,‘Greening of the Campus’ requires administrative support.

  41. Report Presentation March 26, 2001

  42. Decisions by the Provost • Create a Council on the Environment • Appoint a Council Chair • Appoint a Green Funding Specialist • Appoint a Green Initiatives Coordinator • Invite Appointments to the Council • Provide Funding Solicitation Stipends • Host a Senior Staff Briefing • Share the Work at the ‘Greening Conference’

  43. ‘The Ball State Experience’continues…The BSU Council on the EnvironmentBSU/COTE Center for Energy Research/Education/Service

  44. BSU/COTE STAFF MEMBERSHIP Dr. Warren Vander Hill Provost and (future) University Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies Mr. Robert J. Koester Council Chair Dr. James Eflin Resource Person Mr. Dave Ferguson Resource Person Dr. Jim Flowers Green Development Specialist Dr. John Vann Resource Person and Green Initiatives Coordinator Mr. Jeff Culp Web Master Center for Energy Research/Education/Service

  45. BSU/COTE REPRESENTATION Mr. Kevin Kenyon Business Affairs Dr. David Lasater University Advancement Dr. B. Thomas Lowe Academic Affairs Dr. Phil Repp Information Technology Mr. Dan Stallings Student Affairs Mr. Stephen Anderson Muncie Community Dr. Hugh Brown College of Sciences and Humanities Dr. Nancy Carlson College of Communication, Information and Media Dr. Jim Flowers College of Applied Sciences and Technology Dr. Stan Keil College of Business Dr. Dave LeBlanc College of Sciences and Humanities Dr. Sally Myers College of Fine Arts Dr. Thalia Mulvihill Teachers College Dr. George Smith College of Architecture and Planning Dr. Barbara Stedman Contract Faculty Center for Energy Research/Education/Service