Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.78
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date April 10, 2014
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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Deborah Scheider
Project Coordinator
Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies
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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 :

President J. Michael Ortiz has pledged to eliminate Cal Poly Pomona’s greenhouse gas emissions over time. This included his forming a climate commitment task force to oversee the implementation of sustainability policies and procedures.

In addition, the Division of Student Affairs has formed a sustainability committee called the 'Go Green' Committee. This group works with all student services departments to find ways to improve sustainability practices and procedures.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Climate Commitment Task Force
Chair: Dr. Kyle D. Brown, John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies

Dr. Edward Bobich, Department of Biological Sciences
Marvin Campbell, I & IT Applications
Cora Culla, Associated Students, Inc.
Dr. Julianna Delgado, Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Richard Farmer, Facilities Management
Dr. Doug Freer, Student Affairs
Carrie Geurts, College of Environmental Design
Peter Graves, Facilities Management
Trevor Henderson, I & IT Learning
Dr. Pablo LaRoche, Department of Architecture
George Lwin, Facilities Planning & Management
Dave Patterson, Environmental Health & Safety
Pam Shedd, Administrative Affairs
Glenn Shenker, Parking & Transportation Services
Megan Stang, University Housing Services
G. Paul Storey, Cal Poly Pomona Foundation
Al Viteri, Accounting Services
Dr. Richard Willson, Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Dr. Lin Wu, Department of Geography & Anthropology
Dr. Henry Xue, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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:

In 2009/10, resources were reallocated to create the Office of Sustainability, which supports the campus climate commitment and the implementation of the Climate Action Plan. The Cal Poly Pomona Climate Action Plan was completed and submitted to the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in September 2009. The Office of Sustainability is responsible for submitting regularly to the ACUPCC. This includes the biannual greenhouse gas inventory and milestone progress reports. The Office of Sustainability worked with the Climate Commitment Task Force to identify and implement greenhouse gas reduction opportunities. Five implementation teams were established: Transportation, Built Environment, Energy, Agriculture/Landscape/Solid Waste/Refrigerants, and Education/Research/Outreach. Integral to these efforts, sustainability office worked to promote campus achievements in the area of sustainability including periodic updates to showcase projects and initiatives via PolyCentric and on the campus sustainability website.

In Winter 2013 the President restructured and expanded the Climate Commitment Task Force to the Environmental Sustainability Task Force and created a Sustainability Working Group to provide direct support for the Task Force. This working group is led by the Sustainability Task Force chair, Dr. Kyle Brown, with primary support and day-to-day leadership provided by a staff project coordinator, Debbie Scheider, and staffed with four graduate students.

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:
Kyle Brown

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Director of Lyle Center

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Manager of Sustainability provides centralized sustainability leadership to the campus. The incumbent manages the university efforts in the areas of the climate action plan and compliance with the Presidents Climate Commitment, broadcasting sustainable programs and accomplishments, and identifying and implementing innovative and sustainable programs.

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

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