Sustainability Committee

The mission of the SOLES Sustainability Committee is to (a) develop practices and policies to reduce the carbon imprint of SOLES students, faculty, staff and facilities and (b) support curriculum and pedagogy on the topic of sustainability.

The SOLES Sustainability Committee is made up of SOLES faculty, administrators, staff and students committed to promoting USD-wide sustainability efforts.  Membership is open to all on a continuous basis. Please contact co-chairs Steven Gelb ( or Beth Garofalo ( if interested in joining.

Strategic Plan

We are committed to supporting the SOLES Strategic Initiative to Promote Sustainability.

Our goals include:

  • Increase awareness of sustainability practices by SOLES staff, students, and faculty.
  • Identify and suggest best practices to incorporate sustainability topics across the curriculum.
  • Advance sustainable practices in SOLES’ operations.

Zero Waste

In collaboration with the USD Sustainability Office, SOLES is investigating how to become a ZERO waste facility.  Stay tuned for more details.

Meeting Schedule 2014–2015

Dates coming soon
All meeting times are 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Sustainability Contest

Each spring during Earth Month (April), we host a contest for San Diego County community members. Information for Earth Month 2015 will be coming soon.


Contact Us

Have questions or comments for the SOLES Sustainability Committee? Please email either Steven Gelb ( or Beth Garofalo (