Sustainable University

Message from the Executive VP/COO

I am proud to announce that Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science has joined the growing number of Higher Education institutions committed to creating a sustainable campus environment for its students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community.  This commitment was announced in our 2007 - 2011 Strategic Plan and is expected to be ongoing for future strategic plans.  The University's first Sustainability Committee has been formed and is actively approaching green issues and providing solutions to meet our environmental challenges.

In accordance with Rosalind Franklin University's mission to Life in Discovery, we are dedicated to improving the health of our people.  The University has identified environmental sustainability as a top priority in alignment with our mission.  In doing so, we have applied our four pillars to Research the opportunities, Educate our campus, Practice our knowledge of good sustainable behavior, and Service to our surrounding community through an ongoing commitment to greener operations.

I want to take this opportunity to extend my appreciation to all of you who are doing your part to help reduce the environmental impact at Rosalind Franklin University and within your own communities.  To achieve our sustainability goals, we must embrace this opportunity for improvement and work collaboratively towards our successes.

Please feel free to contribute your ideas and observations about sustainability opportunities directly to the Sustainability Committee or through the University's suggestion box.

Margot A. Surridge
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Life in Discovery
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