The Alabama Sustainability Officers Meeting was held on December 15, 2014 at Auburn University. Representatives from Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), The University of Alabama, Stillman College, University of Alabama - Huntsville, Auburn University at Montgomery, University of Montevallo, University of North Alabama, Jacksonville State University, Birmingham-Southern College, Auburn University, and others from around the state came together to share their ideas and information regarding sustainability-related issues, projects and initiatives that each is undertaking.
The topics ranged from Operations, Engagement, and Academics to Planning and Administration.
Brandy Tiblier (ADEM) reiterated their commitment to recycling through grant opportunities for both the cities and counties throughout Alabama. Delphine Harris (Stillman College) noted that the business case for sustainable practices can be made using today's innovative practices. Tony Johnson (UA) made the business case with the profitability of UA recycling.
The purpose for this meeting was to share information, possibly collaborate and spend time building relationships to ensure that our Alabama Universities benefit from each other's expertise that will in turn help our students gain the best possible education while creating a sustainable business model that builds confidence over the long term.