Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.18
Liaison Joseph Kahn
Submission Date April 20, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Central Michigan University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Thomas Rohrer
Director Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems
Humanities, Social & Behavioral Science
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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 Campus Sustainability Advisory Committee:

Mission:
The mission of CSAC shall be to institute practices and create a culture of sustainability
at Central Michigan University to assure that the economic, environmental and social
concerns of the university community are managed in a sustainable manner to ensure
that we have the resources to meet the current needs of students, faculty and staff while assuring that future needs of the university and local community will also be met. In carrying out the mission, we will focus on the following areas to improve sustainability.

Focus Areas:
1. Energy Conservation and Management
2. Water Conservation and Management
3. Green Purchasing Programs
4. Recycling and Waste Management
5. Sustainable Transportation
6. Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
7. Green Building and Remodeling
8. Curriculum and Instruction in Sustainability
9. Develop a Culture of Sustainability at CMU
10.Build a Sustainable Community and Society


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

‚ÄčThomas Rohrer: Environmental Studies, GLISS Director
Brigitte Bechtold: Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
Robert Dvorak: Recreation, Parks & Leisure Services
Anthony Feig: Geology & Meteorology
Thomas Greitens: Political Science
Charles Hastings: Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
Keith Helferich: Marketing & Hospitality Services
Nana Korsah: MSA Program
Terry Lerch: Engineering & Technology
Sharyl Majorski: Chemistry
Jay Martin: Museum of Cultural & Natural History
Van Miller: Management
Anja Mueller: Chemistry
Mary Senter: Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
Lawrence Sych: Political Science
Albert Zainea: Prof Ed
Morgan Hummon: Sustainability Advancement Graduate Assistant, FM/GLISS/MSA department


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:

The Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems:

The Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems at Central Michigan University promotes academic programs, research, community outreach, and campus operations that are dedicated to the advancement of sustainable systems.

The work of the institute will be built on four foundational pillars:

1. Promoting sustainable management of natural resources and the environment.
2. Promoting sustainable economic systems.
3. Promoting sustainable communities and societies.
4. Promoting sustainable energy systems.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems at Central Michigan University is to promote academic programs, research, community outreach, and campus operations that are dedicated to the advancement of sustainable systems. The institute will promote these goals through interdisciplinary collaboration within the University and through complementary external partnerships to benefit the community, the Great Lakes region, and the world.

Enduring Principles:

Our mission rests on the foundation of a systems approach to sustainability, recognizing the interconnectedness of natural and human processes. Central Michigan University will demonstrate principles of sustainability through its operations, management, teaching and research. This approach recognizes that current actions, education, research, and community activities will impact future generations.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Thomas Rohrer

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:

Thomas Rohrer is responsible for the institution-wide coordination of sustainability advancement. The Campus Sustainability Advisory Committee is the outlet in which all committee members engage in institution-wide coordination takes place. Additionally, less formal committee meetings have birthed initiatives like Recycling is Elementary, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the committee members. Please see attached document for specific details on the aforementioned initiative. ***Note, the attached grant was recently approved by the MI DEQ***


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