A Resolution Endorsing Sustainable Alternatives for Campus Vehicles

A Resolution Endorsing Sustainable Alternatives for Campus Vehicles

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  1. WHEREAS JHU Campus Security provides an invaluable level of safety and security with the use of Honda CRV patrol vehicles.
  2. WHEREAS JHU Parking and Transportation also provides an invaluable service with the use of the Blue Jay Shuttle by providing safe and reliable transportation for students with the use of Ford E-350s.
  3. WHEREAS these vehicles burn almost 30,000 gallons of gasoline annually conducting their essential services.
  4. WHEREAS sustainability is an important objective for the Johns Hopkins community as a leading university in the 21st century and as conscientious global citizens.
  5. WHEREAS sustainable alternatives (hybrid electric vehicles and compressed natural gas vehicles) that do not diminish the capability, reliability or comfort of said fleets are available.
  6. WHEREAS the transition to the above named sustainable transportation alternatives can be made for limited financial loss or even for a financial gain.
  7. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the SGA ad hoc committee on sustainability, on behalf of the student body, works with the offices of Campus Safety and Security and Parking and Transportation to immediately begin exploring sustainable alternatives for their respective fleets with the Office of Sustainability and the Office of the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration.
  8. THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the offices of Safety and Security and Parking and Transportation endorse a plan to fundamentally reduce fuel consumption in the Campus Security fleet and to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the Blue Jay shuttle no later than the end of this academic year (May 2012).
  9. THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the said plan aim to complete the fundamental restructuring of campus security and parking and transportation fleets no later than May 2015.
  10. THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the offices of Campus Safety and Security and Parking and Transportation begin making the necessary purchases and enact the endorsed plan by the end of next academic year (May 2013).

It is so ordered.

Sponsor: Michael St. Germain

Co-Sponsors: Alex Dash, Nick Trenton, Moses Song, Rodolfo Finocchi, Scott Barrett

Committee: Campus Safety and Development

 

Therefore, the bill:                     PASSES BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT