UNF Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee is advisory in nature and responsible for issues that pertain to campus sustainability. The Committee holds meetings on the second Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon in the President's Conference room located in Building 1, J.J. Daniel Hall, Room 2800. The meetings are open to the public, but please notify committee chair James Taylor if planning to attend.   


The objectives of the Sustainability Committee are to:

  1. Guide the development and implementation of UNF’s Climate Action Plan; 
  2. Oversee the maintenance and restoration of Sawmill Slough Preserve; 
  3. Increase communication and relationships between internal UNF entities and with our external community pertaining to green practices; 
  4. Develop a public commitment to sustainable practices; 
  5. Obtain funding for sustainability programs through the Environmental Center and/or the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; 
  6. Recommend sustainability factors be included in planning and decision-making processes through our responsible leadership; and 
  7. Promote UNF’s sustainability practices and programs on a local, regional and national level. 

Sustainability Committee Members

Name      Title Department  
James Taylor, Chair Coordinator Environmental Center
Justin Lemmons Ecologist Environmental Center
J. David Lambert, Ph.D. Director
Associate Professor
Environmental Center
Building Construction Management
Tony Rossi, Ph.D. Associate Professor Biology
Vacant faculty representative    
Vacant student representative    
Vacant student representative    
Amy Costa Assistant Director  Eco-Adventures
Chuck Hubbuch


Assistant Director 

Sawmill Slough Preserve
Physical Facilities, Landscape & Grounds
Vince Smyth Assistant Vice President Administration and Finance
Shawn Asmuth Associate Director  Procurement Services
Sam Lento Coordinator Facilities Management Housing and Residence Life
Wallace Harris, Ed.D. Associate Director Physical Facilities
Zak Ovadia Director Campus Planning, Design & Construction
Signe Evans Library Services Specialist Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Meeting Documents

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Attachment
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Agenda Minutes  
Thursday, January 15, 2015 Agenda Minutes Attachment
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Agenda Minutes  
Thursday, October 9, 2014 Agenda Minutes  
Thursday, November 13, 2014 Agenda Minutes  
Thursday, January 16, 2014 Agenda Minutes  
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Agenda Minutes  
Thursday, March 13, 2014 Agenda Minutes  
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Agenda Minutes  
Thursday, August, 8, 2013  Agenda Minutes  
Thursday, September, 12, 2013 Agenda Minutes  
Thursday, October 10, 2013 Agenda Minutes  
Thursday, November 14, 2013 Agenda Minutes