Office of Sustainability
The Office of Sustainability is led by Mr. Patrick McKee and is charged with leading the development, implementation and facilitation of comprehensive sustainability efforts, including program development and management, education and outreach, and campus-wide initiatives and programs that promote sustainability. Patrick has a M.S. in Environmental Science & Management from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and a B.S. in Biology from Mt. Aloysius College in Cresson, PA.
The Office of Sustainability is guided by the Office of Finance & Administration and the Responsible Environmental Stewardship Committee (RESC) - whose members represent a broad range of academic and administrative units across campus.
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Responsible Environmental Stewardship Committee
In accordance with EKU’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and to reducing our environmental impact, the Responsible Environmental Stewardship Committee serves to: (a) Increase and improve the praxis and teaching of sustainability and environmental stewardship across all university areas (e.g., teaching, research, service, programs, operations), including but not limited to energy diversification, transportation, and waste management; (b) Assist, advise and support the Office of Sustainability’s initiatives.
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EKU is a member of the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and has been recognized as a STARS Bronze STARS Institution. Any current or former faculty, staff, or student with a valid e-mail address ending in "eku.edu" can create a personal profile on the AASHE website, and access many helpful resources and models of best practices in sustainability from other institutions.