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Liaison Debbie Namugayi
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Bucknell University
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Dina El-Mogazi
Director, Sustainable Design Program
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Does the institution have current and formal plans to advance sustainability in the following areas? Do the plans include measurable objectives?:
Current and Formal Plans (Yes or No) Measurable Objectives (Yes or No)
Curriculum Yes Yes
Research (or other scholarship) No No
Campus Engagement No No
Public Engagement No No
Air and Climate Yes Yes
Buildings No No
Dining Services/Food No No
Energy Yes Yes
Grounds No No
Purchasing No No
Transportation No No
Waste No No
Water No No
Diversity and Affordability Yes Yes
Health, Wellbeing and Work No No
Investment No No
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Curriculum:

Bucknell's College of Arts and Sciences has adopted a core curriculum with specific requirements in the following areas relevant to sustainability education: Environmental Connections, Diversity in the U.S., and Global Connections


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Curriculum plan(s):

Each of the Arts and Sciences requirements administrated through the College Core Curriculum (see above) has its own assessment procedure. See the College Core Curriculum document available at this url: http://www.bucknell.edu/arts-and-sciences-college-of/college-core-curriculum.html


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Curriculum plan(s):

College of Arts and Sciences, College Core Curriculum coodinator


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Research (or other scholarship):
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Research plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Campus Engagement around sustainability:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Campus Engagement plan:
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Public Engagement around sustainability:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Public Engagement plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Air and Climate:

This is covered in the Universities Climate Action plan published in 2010.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Air and Climate plan(s):

The objectives of the climate plan are for a 10% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2015, A 20% reduction by 2020 and a carbon neutrality by 2030. 2008 is the baseline year for these reductions.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Air and Climate plan(s):

Bucknell Facilities and Bucknell University Environmental Center are the accountable offices for the Climate Action plan.


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Buildings:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Buildings plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Dining Services/Food:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Dining Services/Food plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Energy:

The University Facilities Energy Team assesses energy usage in buildings and systems using a wide variety of resources and provides energy efficiency retrofits and strategies for the community campus wide. Evaluation of performance through continuous tracking of energy use allows team and community education to continuously evolve and improve thus reducing total campus energy consumption. The Energy Team makes its plans and progress available to the campus in a quarterly report.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Energy plan(s):

For the last several years, Energy Team has maintained the goal of a 2% reduction in energy consumption each year. Its quarterly report tracks progress toward this goal.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Energy plan(s):

Responsible parties are the Facilities Energy Team, particularly the Campus Energy Manager and the Associate Director for Co-generation and Utilities


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Grounds:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Grounds plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Purchasing:
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Transportation:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Transportation plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Waste:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Waste plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Water:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Water plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Diversity and Affordability:

The President's Diversity Council has adopted a five-year diversity plan. The full plan can be viewed here: http://www.bucknell.edu/Documents/Provost/Diversity/DiversityPlan.pdf


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):

The Diversity Plan lists four major goals with specific strategies and timeframes. See http://www.bucknell.edu/Documents/Provost/Diversity/DiversityPlan.pdf


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):

Office of the Provost, President's Diversity Council, Associate Provost for Diversity


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Health, Wellbeing and Work:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Investment:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Investment plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in other areas:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the other plan(s):
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Does the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include sustainability at a high level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning is available:
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