Key events in UAF's organizational and planning efforts toward a sustainable campus
The following timeline represents the rapid evolution of sustainable efforts at UAF:
- 2004 – Sustainable Campus Task Force (SCTF) organizes first Annual Sustainable Living Conference.
- Spring 2008 – Students in NRM 430 class under leadership of Susan Todd prepare a first draft of a UAF campus sustainability plan.
- July 2008 – Chancellor’s Sustainability Transition Team develops recommendations for UAF Campus Sustainability based on 9 categories: Energy, Transportation, Purchasing, Waste Management, Built Environment, Food, Education and Curriculum, Social Sustainability and Institutions.
- Spring 2009 – Students vote in favor of $20/semester fee to pay for programs and initiatives to make UAF a more sustainable and energy efficient campus.
- Fall 2009 – Review of Infrastructure, Sustainability and Energy (RISE) Board created in order to maximize the use of SIREN fee. The board already has a long list of projects.
- Spring 2010 – Student Initiative for Sustainable Energy Now (SIREN) fee up and running.
- Fall 2010 – First UAF Sustainability Director hired.
- Fall 2010 – Office of Sustainability established.