Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.82
Liaison Sandy DeJohn
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Binghamton University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sandy DeJohn
Utilities Manager / Sustainability Coordinator
Physical 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 Sustainability Committee is comprised of members representing all parts of the campus using AASHE's STARS as the member selection guide. The committee is scheduled to meet twice a year and each committee member is charged with responsibilities to identify actionable items, devise implementation strategies, recommend the most cost-effective options, implement solutions and report progress to her on a regular basis.


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

Sustainability Coordinator / Utilities Manager
Executive Director of BU Foundation
Strategic Research Initiatives Specialist, Office of the VP for Research
Director – Student Affairs Assessment & Strategic Initiatives
Director of Operations and Construction
Director of Environmental Studies
Faculty Advisor to the President, Assoc. Professor CCPA Public Administration
Director – Finance and Resources, Long Term Planning
Associate Director, Auxiliary Services
Associate VP for Human Resources
Diversity Specialist, Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Resource Recovery Manager


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:

Binghamton University's sustainability efforts involve students, faculty and staff across various disciplines and responsibility areas. Although there is no dedicated "sustainability office", the University continues to track progress made and make results available through reporting to organizations such as AASHE and ACUPCC.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
10

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Sandy DeJohn

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:

The Sustainability Committee meet and correspond on a regular basis to share new ideas and promote new initiatives. STARS report is used to guide most our members to adopt sustainable practices in their respective responsible areas. This committee has worked together to formulate a Sustainability Plan which was formally approved by the Faculty Senate. This 5-year plan sets six goals to focus our near term efforts in improving sustainability literacy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing fossil fuel based transportation, increasing recycling and reuse rates, and completing a Living Building as a laboratory for sustainable teaching and learning.


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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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