The Carbon Commitment Committee advocates for OSU to meet the goals of the Carbon Commitment signed by President Ed Ray in 2007 and promotes lasting changes to policies affecting OSU's carbon footprint. The Committee supports the OSU Sustainability Office in furthering the objectives of the Carbon Commitment; seeks to motivate faculty, staff and students to contribute to the carbon reduction mission; and helps develop recommendations for achieving carbon neutrality. The Committee’s main focus is on measurable, tangible reduction of OSU’s carbon emissions at its various locations throughout the State.
Achieving the objectives set by the Carbon Commitment requires action and collaboration by all parts of Oregon State University. The Carbon Commitment Committee provides faculty leadership to support effective engagement by all faculty and their home units.
The Committee shall consist of at least one (and up to two) voting member(s) from the following: each Faculty Senate apportionment unit, Division of Extension and Engagement and the Sustainability Office. Individuals may represent two units where their position fits in both units. Two students, one undergraduate and one graduate, shall also serve as voting members on the Committee. The Committee shall have a minimum of 10 members with the total voting membership not to exceed 25. An ex-officio, non-voting member may be from the OSU Foundation.