Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.78
Liaison Rose Armour
Submission Date May 6, 2021
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American University of Sharjah
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Rose Armour
Head of Sustainability
AUS Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
No

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:
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Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

AUS Sustainability collaborates with all American University of Sharjah stakeholders in creating strategies and implementing solutions that contribute to sustainable living and working. We promote sustainable practices throughout the University’s core and supporting activities that accrue positive social, economic, and environmental benefits. We monitor and report on the impact of the these activities on our ecosystem and society-at-large.

AUS Sustainability Values -

SOLVING GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES AT A LOCAL LEVEL.
By utilizing our outstanding academic resources, we aim to transform AUS into a powerful test-bed, generating ideas and forming behaviors that can address the challenges of our changing planet.

Our core values:

Connect across disciplines and departments to frame and solve problems collectively

Engage with all stakeholders on campus and beyond to spark transformative and lasting change

Empower faculty, students and staff in shaping, applying and continuously improving the sustainability of AUS and beyond

Challenge the status quo and constantly aim for better solutions

Position higher education as a critical partner in delivering scalable impact to sustainability challenges

AUS Sustainability is made up of 3 team members: the Head of Sustainability and two Sustainability Project Coordinators.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Rose Armour - Head of Sustainability

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

AUS Sustainability
One of the main priorities in the University’s Institutional Effectiveness Strategic Direction is Sustainability Planning.

To ensure steady progress in shaping a sustainable future, the university established a Sustainability division in 2008. AUS Sustainability works and collaborates at all levels of the university.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Head of Sustainability

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
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Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Project Coordinator

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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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