Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.63
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2011
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Boston University
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Dennis Carlberg
Associate Vice President for University Sustainability
BU Sustainability
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

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

The mission of the Committee is to advise the University leadership on matters pertaining to the campus environment and sustainability and includes three central goals:

1. Advance sustainable practices on campus to make sustainability integral to the fabric of Boston University
2. Engage the campus in an ongoing dialogue about sustainability and enhance communications across all segments of the community
3. Instill a culture of sustainable long-term planning and forward-thinking”

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Gary Nicksa - Senior Vice President, Operations
Cutler Cleveland - Professor, Geography & Environment

Jean Morrison - University Provost
Karen Antman - Medical Campus Provost
Gary Nicksa - Senior Vice President, Operations
Amy Barrett - Director of Academic Facilities
Kenneth Elmore - Dean of Students
Ara Tahmassian - Associate VP for Research Compliance
Willis Wang - Vice President, Global Operations

Cutler Cleveland - Professor, Geography & Environment
Carolyn Clark - Associate Professor, College of Communications
Michael Gevelber - Associate Professor, College of Engineering
Mark Carreia - School of Education IMC Assistant Director
Richard Reibstein - Adjunct Professor, Geography & Environment

Thomas Daley - Associate Vice President, FM&P
Bill Gasper - Associate Vice President, BUMC Finance & Business Affairs
David Flynn - Assistant Vice President
Scott Keene - Executive Director, FM&P
Richard Stack - Director, Office of Purchasing Services
Dennis Carlberg - Sustainability Director, FM&P

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The sustainability@BU office is located within Facilities Management and Planning which provides critical access for ongoing collaboration opportunities within the University’s operational staff and infrastructure. The University employs two full time sustainability professionals, the Sustainability Director and the Dining Services Sustainability Coordinator. In addition, six student interns provide substantial support in communications and outreach, recycling, green building certification, green office certification, sustainability metrics tracking and reporting, and administrative support.

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Dennis Carlberg

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Sustainability Director

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The sustainability director is responsible for developing and implementing a strategy to integrate sustainability principles into the operational functions of the University.
Through communicating, informing and promoting these principles and programs throughout the University he acts as the campus spokesperson on sustainability, providing outreach to local and national organizations as well as funding agencies.

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:

sustainability@BU has two full time staff:
Sustainability Director
Communications Specialist

Spring: 3
Summer: 2
Fall: 2

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