Sustainability Mission

The Webster University Sustainability Coalition promotes ongoing activities led by faculty, staff, and students on and off campus aimed at developing and implementing sustainability-focused goals. The Sustainability Coalition supports and encourages these and new initiatives to further achieve Webster’s mission, vision, and core values. The Coalition works to educate the campus community and our partners on sustainability issues, opportunities, and possible actions for solutions. 

Sustainability Vision

The Webster University Sustainability Coalition will be recognized for global leadership in sustainable practices, academic integration, and community outreach. The coalition engages in leading the university community to achieve individual excellence and global citizenship through awareness and knowledge of issues, challenges and approaches to solutions related to sustainability.

Sustainability Coalition

The Coalition is an open, voluntary, stakeholder forum that anyone may join and contribute to the conversation and action for a sustainable campus and community. Open discussions about initiatives and projects brought forward are welcomed and encouraged. Meetings are held quarterly during the academic year in Loretto Hall 401. Announcements are posted to Webster Today, Involved for students, list-servs, and the Events Calendar. A faculty and student co-chair is elected yearly to serve in an official capacity of leadership.

Our next meeting will be 10/22/14 at 9a in Loretto Hall 402

Caitlin Zera, Student Co-Chair (2013-2014), Undergraduate Student

Karla Armbruster
, Professor/Department Chair, English, Chair - Sustainability Studies Committee

Tom Barkman, Adjunct Faculty, Communications

Don Corrigan, Professor, Communications/Journalism

Jeff Depew, Faculty Co-Chair (2012-2013), Adjunct Faculty, Biological Sciences

Lori DiefenbacherCoordinator of Education for Global Sustainability, Adjunct Faculty, School of Education

Greg Gunderson, CFO/Vice President

Ryan GroenemanAssociate Professor, Biological Sciences

Dan Hankins, Groundskeeping Supervisor/Recycling Manager, Facilities Operations

Dominik Jansky, Director of Strategic Communications, Global Marketing and Communications

Herman KruegerAssistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Lindsey Heffner LaFore, Student Co-Chair (2012-2013), Graduate Assistant

Gil Morales, Facilities Manager, Facilities Operations

Kate Parsons, Associate Professor, Philosophy

Kris Parsons, Graduate Assistant

Mary PreussAssistant Professor, Biological Sciences


Lindsey LaFore, Sustainability Coordinator

Campus Partners

Dan HankinsGroundskeeping Supervisor/Recycling Manager

Geoff Janovsky, Groundskeeper, Recycling Coordinator


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