Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.09
Liaison Susan Kidd
Submission Date May 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Agnes Scott College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Susan Kidd
Executive Director
Center for Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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

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

When Agnes Scott College began its sustainability program, the Office of Sustainability established the Sustainability Steering Committee (SSC). The committee guided the initial sustainability plan and climate action plan, while also providing assistance for all aspects of the college’s sustainability program, including STARS. The committee was made up of trustees, alumnae, students, faculty, and staff and was chaired by President Elizabeth Kiss.

In 2015, the Office of Sustainability transitioned to the Center for Sustainability which marked a transition from sustainability planning to program implementation. As a result, the Center transitioned the SSC into programmatic committees that provide guidance and planning on some of the college’s programmatic priorities, including the Arboretum Advisory Committee and the Green Revolving Fund Committee. These two committees meet three to four times a year and have been instrumental in guiding two of the Center’s hallmark programs. Members of each committee are listed below.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Green Revolving Fund Committee
Ken England: President’s cabinet representative
Robert Gaskins: chair & staff
Susan Kidd: staff
David Marder: staff
Alan Koch: faculty
John Pilger: faculty
Neta Counts: staff
Alix Valcin: staff
Isabelle Stubbs: student

Arboretum Advisory Committee
LeAnna Rensi Casey: chair and staff
Kate Baltzell: community leader
Jim Diedrick: faculty
Amy Lovell: faculty
Jennifer Kovacs: faculty
Susan Kidd: staff
David Marder: staff
Tammy Roundy: staff
Laura Kuehl: student
Dakota Mitchell: student


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Center for Sustainability strives to connect all aspects of campus life together to reach the common goals of living in a sustainable way and reducing the College’s carbon footprint. The Center is housed within the Office of the President. First a sustainability office was opened in 2008, following the appointment of Agnes Scott College’s first director of sustainability, Susan Kidd. In 2015, the office became the Center for Sustainability with Kidd as the executive director. In addition, the Center always has at least one recent graduate, more frequently two, hired in the Sustainability Fellow position. These positions have included hiring Fellows to focus exclusively on GHG emissions/climate action planning and LEED certification.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Susan Kidd, Executive Director

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

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

The Executive Director of the Center for Sustainability has:
- Provided monthly reports to the President and Vice President for Business and Finance
- Engaged in regular donor engagement and sustainability fundraising efforts
- Led campus efforts to establish a Climate Resilience Plan with the City of Decatur
- Engaged in the Campus Master Plan planning process to ensure the final plan included a high level of sustainability outcomes
- Developed partnerships across campus with equivalent management personnel to advance campus-wide sustainability initiatives
- Trained three Agnes Scott graduates to work in the Center as sustainability fellows and provided mentorship/management of 12 student internships


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
---

Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
---

Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
---

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability coordination is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.