Kirsch Center

Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies

Mission and Guiding Principles

Center for California Biodiversity, Environmental Management Systems, and Energy Management

Mission Statement

The Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies commits to environmental protection as a fundamental objective and integral part of educating our students and the public. We will accomplish this through an interdisciplinary approach partnering with industry, government, utilities and other academic institutions.

Ten-Step Approach to Sustainability

  1. View ecology and economy as mutually dependent
  2. Reduce the consumption of energy, land, water, and other resources
  3. Minimize the production of waste and pollution
  4. Create healthy and productive classrooms and work spaces
  5. Demonstrate energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies
  6. Encourage use of environmentally preferable products
  7. Promote the use of transportation alternatives
  8. Optimize operational and maintenance practices through education and training
  9. Foster a team approach to understanding and addressing changing environmental issues
  10. Encourage policies and procedures for schools and colleges to achieve a leadership position with regard to environmental stewardship




Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies
Building: KC 218
Contact: Pat Cornely, Executive Director
Phone: 408.864.8628

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Last Updated: 1/27/12