Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.57
Liaison Susan Kidd
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2012
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Agnes Scott College
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Susan Kidd
Executive Director
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The Sustainability Steering Committee (SSC) is a group of 20 trustees, alumnae, students, faculty and staff. The SSC is chaired by President Elizabeth Kiss. The committee guides the college’s sustainability plan and climate action plan. They also provide advice and assistance for all aspects of the college's sustainability program, including STARS.

Each year committee members are asked to join or continue, but at any time any member of the Agnes Scott community may join a SSC subcommittee to offer insight on a number of sustainability topics.

The Sustainability Steering Committee's Mission Statement is: Following the college’s mission to live honorably, Agnes Scott College accepts the challenge of environmental stewardship, commits to education and leadership in sustainability, and seeks to balance what the college takes from and returns to the world’s natural resources.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Kathy Ashe (alumna, former trustee)
Tim Blankenship (staff)
Leah Bryant (student)
Adele Clements (alumna)
Susan Constantine (staff)
Doug Fantz (faculty)
John Hegman (staff)
Lauren Kenney (student)
Elizabeth Kiss (President)
Gerald Kloth (staff)
Donna Lee (staff)
Jeanne Manning (trustee)
Suzanne Onorato (staff)
John Pilger (faculty)
Kimberly Reeves (student)
Clay Rolader (trustee)
Justine Schwartz (staff)
Angela Speir (alumna)
Carolyn Stefanco (staff)
Megan Terraso (staff)
Amanda Thompson (alumna/ City of Decatur)
Katie Thompson (student)
Harald Thorsrud (faculty)
Leon Venable (faculty)

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:

Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The Office of Sustainability is a part of the Office of the President. The office was started in 2008 following the appointment of Agnes Scott College's first director of Sustainability, Susan Kidd.

The Office of Sustainability strives to connect all aspects of campus life together to reach the common goals of living sustainably and reducing the college's carbon footprint.

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Susan Kidd

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Director of Sustainability

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Director of Sustainability's principle duties and responsibilities include the following:

• Coordinates the Sustainability Steering Committee (SSC) and national advisory committee.
• Prepares the framework for a sustainability plan, working with the Sustainability Steering Committee.
• Works with staff, faculty, students, alumnae and trustees – as well as consultants when necessary - to coordinate a sustainability plan that addresses a broad array of issues from an emissions inventory to guidelines for “green building” renovation, from recycling to transportation, and from alternative energy to water conservation. This plan includes tasks to meet the requirements of the Presidents Climate Commitment.
• Working with the Green Team, serves as the liaison between the President’s Office and campus conservation activities.
• Ensures that the requirements of the Presidents Climate Commitment are met by Agnes Scott.
• Responsible for establishing tracking systems and reporting to Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
• Serve as the campus-wide resource person on sustainability and conservation and ensures Agnes Scott’s leadership on these issues – locally and nationally.
• In collaboration with the Office of Development, assists in initiating and implementing a fundraising strategy, including grant writing.
• Manages the work of students, staff, and volunteers

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:

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