Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.59
Liaison Victor Udo
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bucknell University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
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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:

The President’s Sustainability Council (PSC) shall act as the University’s Leadership team with primary responsibility to include developing and implementing the University’s Sustainability Plan. It shall calculate and make public Bucknell’s Carbon Footprint, track progress, recommend actions, and implement steps needed to meet the carbon reduction goals. It shall create and track progress toward other sustainability goals. It shall prepare and submit the STARS report (or equivalent) on an appropriate cycle. The PSC will charter Sub-Committees and working groups as necessary to implement or recommend policy. Those Sub-Committees shall periodically brief the PSC to inform them of opportunities, status, or recommendations.


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

President, Provost, VP Finance and Administration, Executive Director of Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment, AVP Facilities and Sustainability, 4 at large faculty members, 3 at large staff members, 3 at large student members. At large members are elected for 2-3 yr terms.


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Office of Campus Sustainability - overall coordination of all environmental sustainability activities, Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment - Academic center coordinating interdisciplinary student and faculty environmentally focused research, Facilities - an Energy Manager


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
9

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Ken Ogawa, Associate Vice President for Facilities & Sustainability; VACANT, Director of Campus Sustainability; Dr Peter Jansson, Executive Director BCSE; Georgina Dodge, Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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:

PSC was established. Sustainability Manager position was created and filled. Eleven committees were chartered to recommend inputs into a Sustainability Plan. That plan has been drafted. Created a student outreach team that has grown to about 20 active members. Started sustainability briefings for all new hires and incoming freshmen.


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The office currently supports four part time interns during the school year.

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