North Seattle
Community College

Sustainability Commitee Curriculum Circle
Meeting Minutes
Committee Report Outs
Sustainability Certificate Documents
Washington Center Documents
Other Documents
Curriculum Circle Members:
Katie Barndt
Amy LaZerte
Christy Nordstrom
Tracy Furatani
Heidi Leonard
Pete Lortz
Christian Rusby
Terry Cox
Bill Holt
Nathan Fitgerald
What's New?
March 2012
This month we welcome our new research assistant, Heidi Leonard to the team!  Heidi is a student at North Seattle Community College and we're excited to have her for the remainder of the school year.
February 2012
This month we have sad new to report, fellow circle member and North Seattle Community College's Sustainability Coordinator Christian Rusby was in a serious accident.  You can follow his recovery process at
January 2012
Due to the excess of holidays, and a lengthy snow closure, the Curriculum Circle was not able to meet in January
December 2011
This month we launched two surveys.  The first is for employers, to gauge the value they would assign to a graduate with a sustainability certificate.  The survey can be found here:
The second survey was designed to gauge student receptiveness to a sustainability certificate.  It can be found here:
November 2011
The Cirriculum Circle did not meet in November.
October 2011
This month we assessed our existing timeline for building a Sustainability Certification and made adjustments.  We also began researching student and industry interest in a Sustainability Certification and initiated the hiring process for a research assistant.