Once the SAP is adopted, the SGC will move from planning and reporting to implementation. A campus-wide and public facing communication campaign will present the SAP to university stakeholders, and invite students, faculty, staff and community members to contribute in achieving the deliverables outlined in the SAP. Between reporting periods, the SGC committees will continue to meet quarterly, with smaller action-oriented subcommittees focusing specifically on deliverables to meet as often as is needed to achieve their task. Regular updates will be made in public-facing content at these quarterly meetings to inform the community on the SAP progress.
A planned outcome of the Sustainability Action Plan is for the Council to work with departments across the university to coordinate their sustainability efforts in alignment with the campus-wide goals. Adopting a centralized strategy to increase sustainability, provides the structure, resources, and support to enable departments to work towards reducing their carbon footprint or waste in a way that best fits their specific culture, while staying connected to the campus-wide mission.
Funding to further the initiatives outlined in this plan are to be determined. With the adoption of the Sustainability Action Plan, the SGC will establish a project intake process in which departments across campus can submit funding requests for projects and programs that can be approved, prioritized, tracked, and connected to campus-wide goals, allowing for a cohesive and efficient approach to sustainability programs. The Sustainability Office will pursue grant opportunities and budget requests as appropriate to seed the resources needed to achieve the deliverables outlined in the interim of having a specific Sustainability Governance Council fund.