Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.62
Liaison Teshome Molalenge
Submission Date Sept. 17, 2013
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Bridgewater College
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Teshome Molalenge
Director of Community Engagement and Sustainability
Center for Engaged Learning
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:
Yes

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

The mission of the Center for Sustainability at Bridgewater College is to implement institutional policies and programs that limit our environmental footprint and reduce operating costs, while instilling in our students and the entire College community the value of a sustainable life-style.
The committee is composed of faculty, students involved in sustainability on campus, as well as staff members. Each year the sustainability committee keeps track of the sustainability efforts being conducted on campus with programs such as student-run recycling, the Environmental Task Force, sustainability education and promotion, Earth Day and other community service opportunities. The committee meets monthly to discuss issues and solutions in relation to sustainability initiatives on campus.


Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Teshome Molalenge, Chair – Center for Sustainability.
Anne B. Keeler (ex officio), vice president for finance
Aaron Klein, Information Technology Center
Patricia Kearney, Health and Wellness
Tamara Johnstone-Yellin, Biology
David Vandevander, Facilities Management
Deva O"Neil, Physics
Dawn M. Ohanessian, Residence Life
Robbie Miller, Chaplain
Bernardo Motta, Communication Studies
Ellen M. Mitchell, Chemistry
Kevin Lam, Grounds
Kimberly Bolyard, Biology
Mary Speir, Dining Services
Brandi Livesay, Bookstore
Timothy A. Kreps, Environmental Science
Malinda Britt (Class of 2014)
Aaron Delong (Class of 2014)
Stephen Miller (Class of 2015)
Andrew Shepherd (Class of 2016)


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

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The Center for Sustainability is a campus focal point for sustainability-centered activities; it works across campus to support sustainable practices in operations, education, research and campus life. The major goals for the center include:
• Recommending and coordinating sustainability programs;
• Enhancing energy conservation and recycling programs on campus;
• Serving as a resource for students and faculty wishing to work on sustainability initiatives; such as internships and independent studies;
• Researching and recommending grant opportunities related to sustainability;
• Working/teaming with other campuses/organizations to promote sustainability;
• Facilitating workshops and conferences; and
• Providing employment opportunities for students willing and committed to working in the recycling program.


The number of people employed in the sustainability office:
1

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

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Teshome Molalenge

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Director, Center for Sustainability

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

• Recommends and coordinates sustainability programs;
• Enhances energy conservation and recycling programs on campus;
• Serves as a resource for students and faculty wishing to work on sustainability initiatives; and
• Researches and recommends grant opportunities related to sustainability.


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

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