James Boulter, associate professor of chemistry at UW-Eau Claire, has been appointed by Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich as the university's second Campus Sustainability Fellow. The half-time position was created in 2008 as part of the implementation of the Centennial Plan, the university's strategic plan, which calls for identifying and prioritizing campus improvements focusing on sustainability.
As the Campus Sustainability Fellow, Boulter will be responsible for tracking UW-Eau Claire's efforts to reduce the campus carbon footprint. Since 2007, when Levin-Stankevich signed the American College &University Presidents' Climate Commitment, UW-Eau Claire has been participating in the national effort to provide leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Boulter also will provide guidance to the Campus Sustainability Network, which comprises work groups focusing on specific areas, including energy, transportation and waste/recycling.