Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.37
Liaison Holly Andersen
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Bennington College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

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1.00 / 1.00
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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 Sustainability Committee is made up of staff, faculty, and students from all areas of the College. The Committee's mission is to advance a shared sense of responsibility towards the social, economic, and environmental well being of the College and beyond in order to educate Bennington students and lead by example. The Committee's goals are to advance the ethic of sustainability in College operations, academics, and campus life and to build bridges between the College, the local community, and the world at large. The Committee is chaired by the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management and Planning.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Staff: Holly Andersen, Project Manager for Buildings and Grounds; Todd Siclari, Systems Manager for Buildings and Grounds; and Steve Bohrer, Chef in Dining Services

Faculty: Susan Sgorbati (Director of CAPA), David Bond (Associate Director of CAPA, environment and public action faculty), John Hultgren (science faculty), ​​​​​​Tim Schroeder (environmental studies faculty) and Kerry Woods (environmental studies faculty)

Students: Srichchha Pradham, Ako Shergazy, and Zhihong Li.


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
No

A brief description of each sustainability office:

At Bennington, we believe that sustainability is everyone's responsibility, not just one person or one office. The sustainability working group has students, faculty, and staff working collaboratively to work on Bennington becoming a more sustainable institution everyday.


Full-time equivalent 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:
Meredith McCoy, Vice President

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:

Robotic lawn mowers have been installed on campus, the College completed the largest renovation in its history-- replacing all the systems in a building from the 1930's to be above code required upgrades.


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