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USC Sustainability 2030 Strategy – April 27, 2017

You are invited to the forum on the Academic Senate’s proposed “USC Sustainability 2030 Strategy”

  • Date: Thursday, April 27
  • Time: 12-2 PM
  • Location: TCC 450 | The Forum, Tutor Campus Center
  • RSVP:

On March 23rd, 2017 the USC Academic Senate passed and released a report advocating for an ambitious, long-term vision titled the “USC Sustainability Strategy 2030.” The report ( aims to build upon the University’s current Sustainability 2020 Plan ( by developing a broader, more ambitious, and forward-thinking sustainability plan for USC.

The 2030 Vision for Sustainability represents an opportunity to engage all members of the USC community–students, faculty, and staff—to discuss and express their views on the Senate’s document and voice their opinions regarding the university’s commitment to sustainability. In order to send a message to the university administration, it is absolutely critical that Trojans of all backgrounds show up to engage in this forum to discuss and advocate for the university to aim higher.

If you support these efforts, we ask you to:

  1. Join us at the USC Sustainability Strategy: Aiming Higher Forum on Thursday, April 27th from 12-2pm in TCC 450, The Forum.
  2. Spread this message to your friends and colleagues at the university. Environmental crises do not discriminate, so the only way we can ensure equitable and courageous decisions are made is to involve as many voices in the discussion as possible. (USC Sustainability Forum flyer)

The forum will feature

  • A summary of the Senate 2030 Strategy
  • Background: USC’s 2020 Sustainability Plan and its results so far
  • Responses to the Senate’s proposal by
    • Dean Yannis Yortsos (Chair of the Provost’s task force on Security and Sustainability
    • Provost’s office
    • Environmental Student Assembly and the Environmental Core
  • Open mic discussion

We hope to see you at the Forum. Aim Higher for Increased Sustainability @ SC!

To discuss go to our Facebook post.

Thank you,

Darren Ruddell
Chair of the Sustainability Committee
Associate Professor of Spatial Sciences
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
University of Southern California