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.
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.
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.
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 Diefenbacher, Coordinator of Education for Global Sustainability, Adjunct Faculty, School of Education
Greg Gunderson, CFO/Vice President
Ryan Groeneman, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Dan Hankins, Groundskeeping Supervisor/Recycling Manager, Facilities Operations
Dominik Jansky, Director of Strategic Communications, Global Marketing and Communications
Herman Krueger, Assistant 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 Preuss, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Caitlin Zera, Student Recycling Engagement Liaison
Dan Hankins, Groundskeeping Supervisor/Recycling Manager
Geoff Janovsky, Groundskeeper, Recycling Coordinator