Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.17
Liaison Nina Bisbee
Submission Date June 29, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Bryn Mawr College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Nina Bisbee
Director
Facilities Services
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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:

Our mission is to galvanize a strong, supportive culture of sustainability and environmental stewardship amongst the members of the Bryn Mawr College community and to ensure the inclusion of environmental sustainability in the College’s decision-making processes.

We strive to enable our students, staff and faculty to make meaningful contributions to Bryn Mawr College’s sustainability through interdisciplinary collaboration, community education and academic, extracurricular and professional opportunities.

Our committee meets on a bi-weekly basis to support projects and events in the Tri-College Consortium, assess campus-wide progress and periodically report to the president of the College.


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

Faculty and Staff
Nina Bisbee, Director, Facilties Services
Jim McGaffin, Assoc. Director of Energy and Project Management
Don Abramowitz, Environmental Health and Safety Head
Don Barber, Current Head of Environmental Studies minor
Denise Romano, Head of Housekeeping
Astrid Lindenlauf, Arch Prof
Victor Donnay, Current Head of Environmental Studies minor
Dawn DiGiovanni, Grounds Head
Rachel Heiser, Academic Support and Learning Resources Specialist
Camilla MacKay, LITS
Bernie Chung-Templeton, Dining Services
Steve Green, Transportation
Vippy Yee, Assistant Director of Volunteer Program

Students
Delaney Williams, SLG Student Coordinator
Allison Aguiar, Student Garden Co-Head
Emily Geoghegan, SLG Student Coordinator
Carissa Yao, Sustainable Food Committee Head
Hannah Symonds, Green Ambassadors Head
Shiwei Zhu, Green Ambassadors Head
Emily Spiegel, BMC Greens Club
Kim Davis, Zero-Waste Initiative
Avie Hochberg, NextGen Climate
Ankitha Kannad, Student Garden Co-Head


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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Nina Bisbee

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 Leadership Group (SLG) is responsible for coordinating and implementing sustainability initiative across the College. The group plans initiative and facilitates implementation across the departments. Examples of accomplishments include organizing Earth Week activities, developing educational material, creating and reporting on the Climate Action Plan. The SLG conducted the Carbon Footprint assessment for the college in coordination with the facilities department.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Director, Facilties Services

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
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Job description for the sustainability officer position:

In addition to other responsibilities, the Director of Facilities Services promotes sustainable design and practices and constantly explores opportunities for energy saving and carbon footprint reduction initiatives.

This position is responsible for leading the Sustainability Leadership Group (SLG) that coordinates sustainability planning and implementation across the campus and supports other “green” initiative groups on campus, including student committees.


Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Student Coordinators

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
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Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

Student sustainability coordinators work closely with the college sustainability officer to organize SLG meetings, conduct sustainability assessments of the college, plan sustainability initiatives, and lead and organize the student green club leaders in their sustainability efforts in order to encourage communication and collaboration.


Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
SLG Committee Member

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
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Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):

Members of the SLG committee participate in bi-weekly meetings, initiate and enact sustainability initiatives in their areas of expertise, and assist with sustainability assessments of the college.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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