Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.29
Liaison Mary Fischer
Submission Date March 28, 2011
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Brandeis University
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Janna Cohen-Rosenthal
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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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 Brandeis Environmental Sustainability Team (BEST) is a committee of students, faculty and staff. Its mission is to help move Brandeis forward as a community of true environmental citizenship and sustainability. To this end, BEST capitalizes on the university's many talents, resources and underlying commitment to the public good to champion new initiatives and foster campus-wide communication and awareness about sustainability, energy conservation and the role each of us plays in minimizing our environmental impact.

BEST is charged with discussing the university's climate action plan, which will be implemented as part of our participation in the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Members Reporting Year 2009-2010
Chair- Janna Cohen-Rosenthal ’03, Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Services
Aileen S. Bonilla, Advancement Services, Development Department
Andrew Finn, Environmental Health and Safety Officer
Bill Bushey, Energy Manager, Facilities Services
Carrie Simmons, Assistant Director, Integrated Marketing, Communications
Dan Feldman, Vice President for Capital Projects
Dennis Finn, Grounds and Recycling Manager, Facilities Services
Eric Olson, Ph. D, Senior Lecturer in Biology, Heller School
Ivana Kovacikova ’11, Eco-Rep and Sustainability Summer Intern
Lanni Nicole Isenberg, Departmental Coordinator, Heller School
Laura J Goldin, Associate Director Environmental Studies
Lisa Fleischman, Associate Director of Annual and Special Gifts, Development
Mark Collins, Vice President of Campus Operations
Mathew Schmidt, ’11, President of Students for Environmental Action
Michael Newmark Director of Dining Services, ARAMARK
Michele Hutcheon, Departmental Coordinator, Heller School
Sabine von Mering, Ph. D. Associate Professor of German and Women's and Gender Studies,
and Director, Center for German and European Studies
Sharon Hewitt Ph.D., Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Ethics, Philosophy Department

Membership for 2011 will be updated here: http://www.brandeis.edu/campussustainability/partners/best/members.html

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:

Sustainability Coordinator works in the Department of Facilities Services

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:
Janna Cohen-Rosenthal

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Sustainability Coordinator

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

Assist in the development, communication, implementation, and maintenance of a sustainability program for the Brandeis
campus to minimize the University's impact on the environment. Focus areas include, but are not limited to, energy and water conservation; waste minimization; recycling; sustainable building and landscape design; student, faculty, and staff commuting; and procurement of Green products. Foster the buy-in and support of students, faculty, and staff to achieve habit changes that will result in a more sustainable campus. Assist in development and maintain sustainability performance metrics to track program effectiveness. Monitor the sustainability activities of peer institutions, and make recommendations on modifications to improve the University's sustainability program's effectiveness.

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

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