Sustainability Committee

Purpose of 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.  We are committed to promoting the USD-wide sustainability efforts.

Committee Representation: The SOLES Sustainability Committee would be made up of SOLES faculty, administrators, staff and students.

Strategic Plan

We are committed to supporting SOLES Strategic Goal to Promote Sustainability.

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  2013–2014

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • January 28, 2014
  • February 25, 2014
  • March 25, 2014
  • April 29, 2014
  • May 13, 2014

Sustainability Contest

Each spring during Earth Month, we host an contest for community members.  Contest information is now available for 2014. 

2013 Submissions:

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Contact Us

Have questions or comments for the SOLES Sustainability Committee? Please email either Steven Gelb ( or Beth Garofalo (  Membership on this committee is open to all SOLES employees and students.  Please contact us if you are interested in participating.