Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.83
Liaison Tom Twist
Submission Date June 12, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Bates College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tom Twist
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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:

The Committee on Environmental Responsibility (CER) has the following charge: (1) to raise environmental awareness among all constituents of the college, (2) to keep abreast of research and developments that pertain to institutional sustainability, (3) to recommend policies for adoption by the college, in order to promote conservation, energy efficiency and sustainable use of resources, (4) to assess the environmental state of the college on a regular basis, and (6) to report to the faculty on its findings and activities.


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

Andrew White Information and Library Services
Doug Ginevan Assistant Vice President for Financial Planning and Analysis, Financial Office
Bev Johnson Professor of Geology*
Susan Murphy Manager of Purchasing, Sales and Desktop Support, Information and Library Services
Doug Hubley Communications
Jane Costlow Professor of Environmental Studies
Camille Parrish Learning Associate, Environmental Studies
Jay Phillips Facilities
Thomas Twist Manager of Sustainability Initiatives, Office of Sustainability
Christine Schwartz Assistant VP for Dining, Conferences and Campus Events
John Rasmuson Director of Facilities
Lauren Ashwell Professor of Philosophy
Laura Sewall Harward Center, Bates Morse Mountain
Paul Farnsworth Facilities
Randy Shaw Advancement
Pan Wichrosky Facilities
Sarah Bernard Human Resources
Travis Gould Professor of Physics
Anna Marr ‘17
Francis Snellings ’18
Rachel Neckes ’18
Geoff Swift CFO


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:

The sustainability office helps to coordinate the sustainability-themed initiatives at Bates, many of which are being moved forward by other groups within the college. The sustainability office serves as a hub for information and integration surrounding the college's sustainability efforts.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Tom Twist, Sustainability Manager

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:

Creating a Climate Action Plan for the college, revamping waste and recycling systems, benchmarking progress, fuel-switching to a tree-based biofuel in our central steam plant, creating a campus-wide composting system, revitalization of the EcoRep program, and installation of electric car charging infrastructure.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Manager

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
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Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Building a sustainable community through outreach and education on important issues like climate change, resource valuation, and conservation. Providing the tools faculty, staff, and students need to reduce our environmental footprint by conserving energy, promoting renewable energy, alternative transportation, recycling, and green procurement.


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

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

To drive down the costs and consumption of the college through energy efficiency and promotion of awareness surrounding energy utility areas. To explore new fuel sources and innovative infrastructure that helps the college's triple bottom line.


Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
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Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
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Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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