Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.72
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Black Hills State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Katie Greer
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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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?:
Yes

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

Sustainability Day and Earth Day activities and programs on campus; a competition for a sustainability program which resulted in the implementation of the Lisa Bike program.


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's mission is to recommend strategies to advance BHSU’s commitment to sustainability, promote sustainability efforts on campus, and educate the campus community on sustainability issues.


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

Kathy Johnson, VP, Finance & Administration
Katie Greer, Sustainability Coordinator
Dan Asunskis College of Business & Natural Sciences
Robert Campbell, College of Liberal Arts
Jace DeCory, College of Liberal Arts
Abigail Domagall, College of Business & Natural Sciences
Bob Dooley, Director, Dining Services
Nicholle Dragone, College of Liberal Arts
John Hinrichs, Student
Andy Johnson, Assoc. Dir., CAMSE
Art Jones, Director, Facilities Services
Forrest King, Student Senate
Sandy Klarenbeek, College of Education & Behavioral Sciences
Sandy Marker, College of Education & Behavioral Sciences
Chris McCart, College of Education & Behavioral Sciences
Adam Roosa, Marketing and Communications
David Scarborough, College of Business & Natural Sciences
Brian Smith, College of Business & Natural Sciences
Ben VanEE, College of Business & Natural Sciences
Rachel Headley, Academic Affairs


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
No

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

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Katie Greer, Sustainability Coordinator

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The Sustainability Coordinator works with the administration to clearly define goals and objectives by creating a master plan for campus sustainability. The position provides leadership to student organizations interested in creating and developing stewardship activities and events, as well as coordinating and promoting the annual Sustainability Day and Earth Day. The coordinator develops, promotes, and expands sustainability practices on campus, including recycling, and works with faculty and staff to educate and engage the campus community in sustainability efforts. As the central contact point, the Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for the collection and reporting of data for the newly implemented STARS program; reporting carbon footprint data for the President’s Climate Commitment Report; and maintaining current and updated sustainability data on the BHSU website.

The Sustainability Coordinator represents Black Hills State University as liaison to local schools and the Spearfish community by developing and delivering a comprehensive message designed to promote sustainability efforts.


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