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2. Green. Ball State University. ‘The Ball State Experience’ Implementing the Talloires Declaration. Greening of the Campus Conference Muncie, Indiana 20-22 September 2001. The BSU Green History. Provost Warren Vander Hill appoints 1st Green Committee in April 1991 35 recommendations

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Ball State University

the ball state experience implementing the talloires declaration

‘The Ball State Experience’Implementing the Talloires Declaration

Greening of the Campus Conference

Muncie, Indiana

20-22 September 2001

the bsu green history
The BSU Green History
  • Provost Warren Vander Hill appoints 1st GreenCommittee in April 1991
    • 35 recommendations
      • Short term: Immediately Doable
      • Mid term: Funding and Time Required
      • Long Term: Capital Expense/Structural Change
direct outcomes
Direct Outcomes
  • Provost’s Green lecture series
  • ‘Green’ for Green summer support
  • Campus recycling
  • ‘Greening of the Campus’ conference(s)
related developments
Related Developments
  • Bracken Environmental Fund
  • Clustered Minors
  • Environmental Ethics Course (PHIL 230)
  • NREM 405 project:

Ball State as a “Sustainable U”

  • Biomass energy research
other contextual activities
Other Contextual Activities
  • Ongoing campus energy conservation
  • White River Corridor overlooks
  • Rails to Trails
most recent emphasis
‘Green’ for Green Support

Clustered Minors Program Development

‘Greening of the Campus’ Conferencing

Talloires Adoption

Green-2 Implementation

Most Recent Emphasis
green for green
‘Green’ for Green
  • Seed grants for environmental projects
  • Summer faculty develop “short courses” with interdisciplinary involvement

(125 + BSU faculty participants to date)

clustered minors
Five (5) Minors presently offered:Environmental Context for Business

Environmental Policy

Sustainable Land Systems

Technology and the Environment

Environmental Context for Health Care

Clustered Minors
clustered minors10
3 Core course (ethics, economics, ecology)

3 Context courses (electives)

1 Anchoring course

1 Closing course: ID 400 – Creating A Sustainable Future

Clustered Minors

greening conferences
Greening Conferences
  • 1996 – Greening of the Campus
  • 1997 – II: The Next Step
  • 1999 –III: Theory and Reality
  • 2001 –IV: Moving to the Mainstream

  • President signs on

Earth Day ‘99

  • Witnessed by ULSF leaders
  • Shared with campus community
green 2 committee
Green-2 Committee
  • Proposal for Green-2 made to Provost
    • committee structure to use Talloires
    • time line set for academic year
    • funding proposals anticipated
green 2 structure
Green-2 Structure
  • Planning Committee
  • Steering committee
    • tenet #10
  • Subcommittees
    • tenets #1-9
green 2 composition
Green-2 Composition
  • Diversity of membership
  • Continuity of co-chair leadership
  • Completeness of representation
    • faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community leaders
g 2 planning committee
G-2 Planning Committee
  • Co-Chair: Robert J. Koester CERES
  • Co-Chair: B. Thomas Lowe University College
  • Resource: James Eflin Natural Resources & Environmental Management
  • Resource: David L. Ferguson Landscape Architecture
  • Resource: John Vann Marketing
g 2 steering committee
G-2 Steering Committee
  • Planning Committee


  • Subcommittee Chairs


Subcommittee chairs include membership from each of Seven Academic Colleges, Facilities Planning & Management Office, and a Graduate student

g 2 subcommittee chairs
Publics: Nancy Carlson, Telecommunications

Universities: Phil Repp, Art

Students: Barb Stedman, English

Faculties: Thalia Mulvihill, Educational Studies

Exemplars: Mike Planton, Facilities Planning

Funders: Jim Flowers, Industry & Technology

Practitioners: Ray Montagno, Management Science

Schools: John Motloch, Landscape Architecture

Organizations: Pedro Pacheco, Doctoral Student

G-2 Subcommittee Chairs
Use every opportunity to raise public, government, industry, foundation, and university awareness by openly addressing the urgent need to move toward an environmentally sustainable future.

Nancy Carlson,


Subcommittee chair

Donna Biggs, Burris Lab School

Ron Bonham, Community

Hugh Brown, NREM

Eric Davenport, Student

Kay Hodson-Carlton, Nursing

Kevin Kenyon, Business Affairs

Tom Morrell, Biology

Glenda Riley, History

Jim Shasky, Telecommunications

Gordon Stagge, Community

Phyllis Yuhas, Community

Encourage all universities to engage in education, research, policy formation, and information exchange on population, environment, and development to move toward global sustainability.

Phil Repp,

Art, Subcommittee chair

Abel Alves, History

Serena Bodner, Student

Jacquelyn Buckrop, Administration

Michael O’Hara, Theater and Dance

Les Smith, Landscape Architecture

Tom Smith, Facilities Planning

Establish programs to produce expertise in environmental management, sustainable economic development, population, and related fields to ensure that all university graduates are environmentally literate, and have the awareness and understanding to be ecologically responsible citizens.

Barb Stedman,


Subcommittee chair

Kemuel Badger, Biology

Michael Bauer, Communication Studies

Jeff Chicki, Student

Gary Dodson, Biology

Andrew Slack, Geography

Nicole Wolf, Student

Create programs to develop the capability of university faculty to teach environmental literacy to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Thalia Mulvihill,

Educational Studies, Subcommittee chair

William Bock, Physiology and Health Science

Charles Jones, Teaching and Learning

Aimee Joyaux, Art

Tim Lyon, NREM

Lina Rosengren, Student

George Smith, Landscape Architecture

Set an example of environmental responsibility by establishing institutional ecology policies and practices of resource conservation, recycling, waste reduction, and environmentally sound operations.

Mike Planton,

Facilities Planning,

Subcommittee Chair

Martha Hunt, Landscape Architecture

Brian Kelley, Computing Services

Cheryl LeBlanc, Biology

Jim McClure, Economics

Douglas Naffziger, Management

Les Richardson, Facilities Management

Jim Segedy, Urban Planning

Lynn Sousa, Chemistry

Peter Tallman, Student

Liz Vanmatre, RHDS

Don VanMeter, Administration

Ted Wolner, Architecture

Encourage involvement of government, foundations, and industry in supporting interdisciplinary research, education, policy information, and information exchange in environmentally sustainable development. Expand work with community and non-governmental organizations to assist in finding solutions to environmental problems.

Jim Flowers,

Industry & Technology, Subcommittee chair

Steve Anderson, Community

Barry Banks, Community

Jeff Grigsby, Geology

Mahfuza Khatun, Physics and Astronomy

Kristi Koriath, OARSP

Tom Lauer, Biology

John Taylor, Student

Paul Wohlt, Anthropology

Convene faculty and administrators with environmental practitioners to develop curricula, research initiatives, operations systems, and outreach activities for an environmentally sustainable future.

Ray Montagno,

Management, Subcommittee chair

John Craddock, Community

Thomas Frisbie-Fulton, Facilities Planning

Jamey McDaniel, Chemistry

Dave Nawrocki, Student

John Pichtel, NREM

Phil Tevis, Community

Gwen White, Accounting

Establish partnerships with primary and secondary schools to help develop the capacity for interdisciplinary teaching about population, environment, and sustainable development.

John Motloch,

Landscape Architecture, Subcommittee chair

Jim Coffin, International Programs

Shireen DeSouza, Biology

Jim Kirkwood, Industry and Technology

Amy Kress, Community

Bobby Malone, Educational Leadership

Tolulope Olowomeye, Student

Larry Smith, Elementary Education

Nancy Watson, Burris

Work with national and international organizations to promote a worldwide university effort toward a sustainable future.

Pedro Pacheco,

Doctoral Student,

Subcommittee chair

Alfredo Fernandez, Architecture

Gene Frankland, Political Science

Brian Gordy, Community

Kyama Kabadaki, Sociology

Stan Keil, Economics

Mike Lannoo, Community

Barbara Maves, Community

Nihal Perera, Urban Planning

Susan Taylor, Libraries

Holly Truemper, Student

g 2 mission
G-2 Mission
  • Sustainability as the ‘triple bottom line’
  • Complement University Strategic Plan
  • Propose measurable actions to move toward becoming a sustainable university
first accomplishments
Planning Group meetings Summer, 2000

‘Resource Persons’ identified

Website developed

Kick-off meeting September, 2000

First Accomplishments

and more…

the web site

The Web Site

next accomplishments
Steering committee meetings begin monthly

Initial subcommittee meetings

Resource Persons

attend The Natural Step Conference October, 2000

‘Draft report submitted December, 2000

Next Accomplishments
final report contents
Action Item Matrices

Impact Categorization

Items of Emphasis

Tear Sheets

Final Report Contents
action item matrices

Actions Required

Personnel Responsible

Resources Needed



Funding Level Required

Time Frames:




Action Item Matrices
impact categories
Content Development

Content Distribution


External Linkages

Educational Activities

Demonstration Projects



Impact Categories
top 10 item emphasis

Top-10 Item Emphasis

Campus Audit

Green Development Staff

Recycling Program

Bikeway System

Fuel Efficient/Hybrid Vehicles

Fuel Use/Energy Conservation/Heating Plant

Clustered Minors

Green Issues Awareness/Trunk Show

Environmental Education Resource Center

Core Curriculum Goals/Freshman Connection

report conclusion
Report Conclusion

In principle,‘Greening of the Campus’

is a multi-nodal activity.

In practice,‘Greening of the Campus’

requires administrative support.

decisions by the provost
Decisions by the Provost
  • Create a Council on the Environment
    • Appoint a Council Chair
    • Appoint a Green Funding Specialist
    • Appoint a Green Initiatives Coordinator
    • Invite Appointments to the Council
  • Provide Funding Solicitation Stipends
  • Host a Senior Staff Briefing
  • Share the Work at the ‘Greening Conference’
the ball state experience continues the bsu council on the environment bsu cote

‘The Ball State Experience’continues…The BSU Council on the EnvironmentBSU/COTE

Center for Energy Research/Education/Service



Dr. Warren Vander Hill Provost and (future) University Distinguished Professor

of Environmental Studies

Mr. Robert J. Koester Council Chair

Dr. James Eflin Resource Person

Mr. Dave Ferguson Resource Person

Dr. Jim Flowers Green Development Specialist

Dr. John Vann Resource Person and Green Initiatives Coordinator

Mr. Jeff Culp Web Master

Center for Energy Research/Education/Service



Mr. Kevin Kenyon Business Affairs

Dr. David Lasater University Advancement

Dr. B. Thomas Lowe Academic Affairs

Dr. Phil Repp Information Technology

Mr. Dan Stallings Student Affairs

Mr. Stephen Anderson Muncie Community

Dr. Hugh Brown College of Sciences and Humanities

Dr. Nancy Carlson College of Communication, Information and Media

Dr. Jim Flowers College of Applied Sciences and Technology

Dr. Stan Keil College of Business

Dr. Dave LeBlanc College of Sciences and Humanities

Dr. Sally Myers College of Fine Arts

Dr. Thalia Mulvihill Teachers College

Dr. George Smith College of Architecture and Planning

Dr. Barbara Stedman Contract Faculty

Center for Energy Research/Education/Service