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Environmental Advisory Committee

President Les Duly established the Bemidji State University Environmental Task Force (ETF), in October 1992. The Task Force included individuals appointed by Dr. Duly and representatives from student, faculty, and staff organizations on campus. The Task Force was charged with making recommendations to the University Cabinet, on pertinent environmental issues including, but not limited to, University policies and practices for procurement, waste reduction, recycling, energy use and conservation, and heightening environmental education and awareness. In 1996, President Jim Bensen established the Environmental Task Force as a permanent, standing committee. The Task Force was renamed the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) in 1997. In 1998 it adopted a set of by-laws that includes broadened membership.

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