Patterson Court Sustainability
Patterson Court sustainability has made great strides towards increasing the sustainable practices of their organizations in the last several years. However, despite these improvements, there is substantial room for growth. To learn about the current state of Patterson Court sustainability, I engaged in conversations with the head of Patterson Court, Erica Urban, the head of the Sustainability Office at Davidson College, Yancey Fouche, and Patterson Court Sustainability Chairs, as well as read through the Patterson Court Executive Committee Bylaws. I supplemented my understanding of Patterson Court sustainability with additional research about best practices of different colleges and universities throughout the United States, and theories of leadership and organizational change. This poster reflects the knowledge I have gained, and proposes several concrete steps to take to improve Patterson Court sustainability. These steps include: educating members on the importance of sustainability through mandatory educational events, creating a cohesive and collaborative sustainability community through regular meetings and frequent communication, and establishing accountability measures to ensure that events and meetings are well attended and that concrete sustainability initiatives are pursued each semester.