Santa Clara University


Employees (Workplace)

2013-14 Workplace Sustainability Liaisons

The Workplace Sustainability Liaison program empowers Santa Clara University employees to implement the University's Strategic Plan by fostering Justice and Sustainability programs among University departments and organizations. Liaisons model and engage their peers in sustainable behaviors in order to develop a culture of sustainability among faculty and staff at SCU.

Sign up to be a Workplace Sustainability Liaison for the 2015-16 academic year.

Workplace Sustainability Liaison responsibilities

  • Attend one 1-hr meeting each month (lunchtime). These meetings are focused on a different topic each month. Liaisons bring questions and ideas for an engaging discussion. Liaisons take away action items meant to be accomplished in one hour or less.
  • Spend 1-hr of paid work time each month on sustainability. This time is spent completing action items from the Liaison meeting, developing programs in the workplace, and presenting information to colleagues.
  • Provide feedback to the Center for Sustainability. Liaisons are a channel for two-way communication between campus employees and the Center for Sustainability. Liaisons bring questions, concerns, and ideas to the Center for Sustainability as well as share new information and upcoming events with their peers.

  • *Employees who want to become an advocate must have supervisor support to spend paid work time on Liaison duties. 

    Duration: We ask Liaisons to commit to an academic year term. So, the first group of Liaisons will participate through June 2016. The next group's term will be academic year 2016-17. Liaisons may continue as long as they wish, but there is no requirement to participate longer than one year.

Benefits of being a Workplace Sustainability Liaison

  • Receive Sustainability SWAG indicating your role as a Workplace Sustainability Liaison
  • Receive a Sustainability Hotspot badge
  • Extra support and resources from the Center for Sustainability
  • Opportunities to learn more about sustainability issues, community-based social marketing, behavior change theory, and more
  • Workplace Liaisons will be eligible for the SCU Sustainability Champion award
  • Opportunities to connect and collaborate with students, faculty, and staff members working on sustainability initiatives at SCU

2014-15 Workplace Sustainability Liaisons

Aaron Ho, Undergraduate Admission
Ali Reimer, Business School MarCom
Anna McMahon, President's Office
Bill Mains, Undergraduate Business Programs
Brent Woodcock, Civil Engineering
Calen Jones, Conference Services/Housing
Cassandra Staff, Center for Science, Technology, and Society
Cecilia Sinohui, Development
Channing McCabe, OMIS
Chris Arkley, Conference Services/Housing
Christina Enquist, Center for Professional Development
Christina Martinez, Athletics
Christine Robbin, Office of the Registrar
Clare Gordon, Food and Agribusiness Institute
Dave Mathe, Environment, Health and Safety
Fabian Pallares, Transportation Services
Jake Schneider, Ignatian Center
Janice DeMonsi, Campus Recreation
Jefferson Dela Cruz, English
Julia Claire Landry, Campus Ministry
Justin Wojcik, Residence Life
Katherine Nicholson, Development
Koura Fabiny, Global Engagement Office
Luis Lecanda, Financial Aid
Nicole Kelly, Ignatian Center
Patrick Coutermarsh, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Ruth Pangilinan, SCU Presents
Samantha Prasad, Auxiliary Services

 2015-2016 Monthly Meetings

Attend either Tuesdays, 11 am-12 pm or Wednesdays, 12-1 pm

  • October: 10/06 or 10/07
  • November: 11/10 or 11/11
  • December: 12/08 or 12/09
  • January: 01/12 or 01/13
  • February: 02/09 or 02/10
  • March: 03/08 or 03/09
  • April: 04/12 or 04/13
  • May: 05/10 or 05/11

Contact Us

Center for Sustainability
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053