Article I: Mission
University's Environmental Management Committee (EMC) is collaboration
between students, faculty, and the administration that is designed to
manage environmental issues at Wesleyan. The goal of the EMC is to
centralize environmental policy and practices, while allowing students
and faculty to better address Wesleyan's environmental concerns.
subcommittee must send one administrative representative and one
non-administrative representative (student or faculty) to each
should endeavor to ensure that the same two representatives attend
each EMC meeting and attend all subcommittee meetings.
act as liaisons between EMC and their subcommittee.
the case that no administrator or student is available to fill the
role of administrative or non-administrative representative, the
subcommittee should act to fill the position as quickly as possible.
subcommittee members and other interested people may attend EMC
should be selected on a rotating basis from all EMC committee members.
is responsible for planning the meeting that s/he is to lead.
facilitator should book B2/B3 in South College for the agreed-upon
meeting-time and attempt to secure another adequate meeting room if
B2/B3 is unavailable.
facilitator should compile a prototypal agenda for the meeting.
facilitator should send a reminder e-mail to all EMC members including
the prototypal agenda to get responses about the agenda and the
meeting time and location.
is responsible for facilitating the meeting.
facilitator should ensure that the conversation during the meeting
keeps on task, following the prepared agenda.
the meeting, the facilitator should prepare a summary of the meeting
and e-mail that summary to the members of the EMC.
conclusion of the meeting, a new EMC member must volunteer to
facilitate the subsequent meeting. Ideally, the position should rotate
between administrators and non-administrators.
The EMC should
meet every 3rd Thursday from 4:15-5:15 PM.
occur in B2/B3 in South College.
membership is open to all interested people including administrators,
students, faculty, staff, administrative assistants, and Middletown
must contain at least one student and one administrator.
should convene to discuss pertinent issues once a month or more
frequently if necessary.
Subcommittees include Recycling and Purchasing, Facilities Planning
and Energy, Grounds, Campus Dining, and Education.
subcommittees should operate under the framework of a mission
statement decided upon by the subcommittee members and EMC.
should prepare an evolving document outlining their goals.
document should contain Long Term Goals intended to provide a
framework of broad objectives into which shorter-term goals might fit.
Intermediate Goals should be included,
representing multiple-semester projects and feasible but distant
Term Goals should be compiled to reflect the projects currently being
addressed by the subcommittee.
Term Goals should have tentative completion dates, and should be
a Short Term Goal is completed, the date of completion should be
noted, the accomplishment recorded, and the priorities adjusted
agendas should be based on the prioritized list of Short Term Goals
and should revolve around the projects included in the document
describing the subcommittee's goals.
Article IV: Web
The EMC web page
should be maintained by EMC members when possible.
non-administrator will work with an administrator on regular updates.
an outside webmaster may be contracted to update the page.
Web Page Content
The web page
should list the EMC Mission Statement and Constitution.
The page should
also contain links to Subcommittee pages, containing the lists of
Subcommittee goals, mission statements, and contact information.
The page should
contain contact information for the Environmental and Recycling
work-study positions and for E3 leaders.
should attempt to resolve all issues through consensus.
cannot be reached on an issue by a subcommittee, the subcommittee's
representatives to EMC should bring the issue to the next meeting.
The EMC should
attempt to reach consensus in making final recommendations on all
cannot be reached by the EMC on an issue after two months, one member
of the committee supporting each conflicting position will be sent to
make a separate recommendation on the issue to the higher