Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.35
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date March 30, 2016
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American University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Megan Litke
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

American University has an office of sustainability will three full time staff dedicated to advancing sustainability goals. The office has worked with others across campus to develop a large scale solar installation, programming for students and staff focused on sustainability, and manages several green building initiatives.

Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

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

The Sustainability Project Team, comprised of AU students, faculty and staff representatives, is charged with guiding development and implementation of a Sustainability Plan, implementing the existing Climate Action Plan and Sustainability Policies, and developing future sustainability policies and programs.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Membership is rolling over in Spring 2016, but currently includes:

David Dower, Assistant Vice President, Planning & Project Management
Peter Starr, Dean College of Arts and Sciences

David Hunter, Washington College of Law
Kiho Kim, Environmental Science
Dan Fiorino, School of Public Affairs
TBD, Kogod School of Business
Rene Kauder, Kogod, Administrative Services Manager
Anna Olsson, Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

Brian Blair, Procurement and Contracts
Tony Hollinger, Facilities Management
Mark Feist, Grounds and Transportation
Helen Lee, Facilities
Alyssa Frederick, Office of Sustainability, Student Green Eagle
Ben Wall, Office of Information Technology
Human Resources, Wellness

Campus Life
Sophia Benedicktus, Housing and Dining
Soo Kim, University Center

TBD, Student Government
TBD, Eco-Sense
TBD, Student Government

Development & Alumni Relations
Lee Holsopple, University-Wide Initiatives

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Office of Sustainability includes a director, outreach and communications manager, and assessments coordinator.

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

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Megan Litke, Director of Sustainability Programs

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

Charged with developing, implementing and tracking a sustainability plan and a climate plan.

The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

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