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Workplace Sustainability Liaisons

The Workplace Sustainability Liaison program empowers Santa Clara University employees to implement the University's Strategic Plan by fostering Justice and Sustainability programs among University departments and organizations. Liaisons engage their peers in sustainable behaviors in order to develop a culture of sustainability among faculty and staff at SCU.


  • icon2013-14 Workplace Sustainability Liaisons

    Gayle Catterlin, Residence Life
    Christina Enquist, School of Education and Counseling Psychology
    Jefferson Dela Cruz, English
    Janice DeMonsi, Campus Recreation
    Lori Durako, Center for Student Leadership
    Andy Hernandez, Facilities
    Todd Hicks, Undergraduate Admission
    Marge Johanson, Cowell Health Center
    Joe Kaczorowski, Law School
    Nicole Kelly, Ignatian Center
    Samantha Kibbish, Center for Student Leadership
    Julia Claire Landry, Campus Ministry
    Evelyn Lopez, Facilities
    Bill Mains, Undergraduate Business Programs
    Christina Martinez, Athletics
    Channing McCabe, OMIS
    Ali Reimer, Business School
    Cassandra Staff, CSTS
    Shelly Wolf, Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley
  • Workplace Sustainability Liaisons with compost pailsWorkplace Sustainability Liaisons responsibilities

    • Attend one 1-hr meeting each month (lunchtime).
      These meetings are focused on a different topic each month. Liaisons bring questions and ideas for an engaging discussion. Liaisons take away action items meant to be accomplished in one hour or less.
    • Spend 1-hr of paid work time each month on sustainability.
      This time is spent completing action items from the Liaison meeting, developing programs in the workplace, and presenting information to colleagues.
    • Provide feedback to the Center for Sustainability.
      Liaisons are a channel for two-way communication between campus employees and the Center for Sustainability. Liaisons bring questions, concerns, and ideas to the Center for Sustainability as well as share new information and upcoming events with their peers.

    Employees who want to become an advocate must have supervisor support to spend paid work time on Liaison duties.

    Duration: we ask Liaisons to commit to an academic year term. So, this group of Liaisons will participate through June 2014. The next group's term will be academic year 2014-15. Liaisons may continue as long as they wish, but there is no requirement to participate longer than one year.

  • waste characterizationBenefits of being a Workplace Sustainability Liaison

    • Receive Sustainability SWAG indicating your role as a Workplace Sustainability Liaison
    • Receive a Sustainability Hotspot badge
    • Extra support and resources from the Center for Sustainability
    • Opportunities to learn more about sustainability issues, community-based social marketing, behavior change theory, and more
    • Workplace Liaisons will be eligible for the SCU Sustainability Champion award
    • Opportunities to connect and collaborate with students, faculty, and staff members working on sustainability initiatives at SCU