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About Us

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The Office of Sustainability is a division of the Utilities Operations Department. It was created at the request of the Vice President of Finance and Support Services (VPFSS) in the Fall of 2018 and serves to promote and advance Texas State University’s commitment to responsible stewardship of our resources and environment. We work with students, faculty, and staff across the University to coordinate and implement sustainability programs and efforts and provide sustainability resources for the TXST community. Additionally, we are in charge of obtaining and maintaining our STARS credential with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Mission Statement

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Our mission is to engage the Texas State community as a champion for environmental stewardship and social responsibility while fostering a culture of sustainability that permeates all aspects of the campus experience. We believe that sustainability is a collaborative, interdisciplinary field to which all members of the Texas State community contribute.

The Office of Sustainability collaborates with stakeholders across the university to facilitate the integration of sustainability principles and practices into operations, academics, research, student engagement, and administration. We strive to exemplify sustainability leadership as we contribute to the education of the next generation of leaders.

Staff

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James Vollrath
Director, Office of Sustainability
512-245-2517

jev73@txstate.edu

Emma Parsley, Office of Sustainability Intern

Emma Parsley  
Sustainability Coordinator  
Sustainability Studies Graduate Student  
ecp29@txstate.edu  

Mitchel Sabourin, Intern, Office of Sustainability

Mitchel Sabourin
Educational Outreach Intern
Major: Wildlife Biology
Mjs251@txstate.edu

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