Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.37
Liaison Andrew Bernard
Submission Date July 27, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Central New Mexico Community College
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Molly Blumhoefer
Campus as a Living Lab and Sustainability Project Manager
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Faculty/ Facilities Partnership to engage the CNM Community

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :
CNM has hired permanent, full-time employee, as Campus as a Living Lab and Sustainability Project Manager in MAY 2016. This is A BRAND NEW INITIATIVE; it is a brand new position created for CNM to grow it's sustainability programs. This position has never existed at the institution and will potentially (in time) grow into an "Office of Sustainability"

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):
To assist in reducing waste, water and energy consumption (as outlined in the Climate Neutrality Plan https://www.cnm.edu/about/sustainability/documents/plan) and to assist faculty with increasing sustainability in the curriculum by 25% (strategic direction 2016-2020).https://www.cnm.edu/about/strategic-direction/student-success This person does all the AASHE/STARS reporting and reporting to Second Nature. This person analyses utility bills for consumption changes (never existed before). This person has been speaking with purchasing to include more "sustainability language in contracts", which has already been approved and has been published in a recent construction RFP. This person has already been speaking with health coordinators at the college about a wellness program. Before this position was created, not one was in place to manage energy contracts, analyse bills, report STARS (was previously handled by an outside contractor), etc. For all Campus as a Living Lab Projects, there is a curriculum tie that forces assessment that is reported to the CLL and Sust. PM. This is a brand new position, but builds on previous Campus as a Living Lab innovative credit, since it has several added components, including Compost/Gardening and "water in the desert" educational series. CNM has "made significant advancements to a project or program that was previously submitted as an innovation". Therefore, we are resubmitting based on those advancements.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum Yes
Research ---
Campus Engagement ---
Public Engagement ---
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings ---
Dining Services ---
Energy Yes
Grounds ---
Purchasing ---
Transportation ---
Waste Yes
Water Yes
Coordination, Planning & Governance ---
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work ---
Investment ---

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
Please see letter

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Please see the attached letter

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