Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.93
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date May 9, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Champlain College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Christina Erickson
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning
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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:

Green Revolving Fund Committee:
Charge: to advise and manage the College's Green Revolving Fund, an investment fund that finances energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainability projects on campus.

Transportation
Charge: To implement the 2013 Transportation Plan and to continue finding ways of reducing single-occupancy vehicle travel to/from campus. To work with our transportation partner, CATMA, on these goals.


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

Green Revolving Fund committee:
Physical Plant Director - Tom Bonnette
Director of Service & Sustainability - Christina Erickson
Budget Director, or representative of Finance Office - Vikki Gauvin or Patrick DiMambro
Representative of Advancement Office - Regina Farrell
At least two (2) faculty members - Lindsey Godwin, Nicole Morris, Robin Collins
At least two (2) students - Gabe Ingman '19; Cecilia Pohlar '21

Transportation Committee: Benjamin Sinclair (Student - SGA Senator), Bruce Bovat (Staff), Christina Erickson (Staff), Fritz Burkhardt (Faculty), Jean-Marie Severance (Staff/Connection to Faculty), John Boyd (Faculty), John Ware (Staff), Katie Martin (CATMA), Kyle Vigneau (Student - SGA Senator), Linda Wheeler (Staff), Mike Wall (Staff), Miriam Horne (Faculty), Nic Anderson (Staff), Susan Chamberlin (Staff), Tom Bonnette (Staff), William Hancy (Faculty)


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 Center for Service & Sustainability is the central coordinating office for all efforts that fall under the Sustain Champlain initiative.

This campus-wide initiative strives to infuse sustainability concepts and practices throughout Champlain College by coordinating and promoting best practices within four areas: our institution, academics, operations and culture. Our staff serves as internal consultants, educators and resource people to the Champlain Community (within and beyond the College). We also collaborate with and support other departments and groups to provide campus programs that enrich the campus experience.

The Transportation Office - Transportation at Champlain College, including parking, shuttles, walking and biking, is managed by the Sustainable Transportation Coordinator, Nic Anderson. Nic is an avid biker, has a degree in Planning and has spent the last few years working as a planner for the City of Burlington and volunteering a lot of his 'free' time to local people powered transportation organizations such as Local Motion and Burlington Walk Bike Council. This position currently reports directly to the VP for Finance, but works in close collaboration with the Director for Service & Sustainability Learning.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Christina Erickson, Director for Service & Sustainability Learning

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:

Sustainability Director & office - full time position since Fall 2010
Sustainable Transportation Coordinator - full time position since Fall 2015
Sustain Champlain initiative - since 2005, as a student/faculty/staff committee

See annual report from June 2018
https://www.champlain.edu/Documents/Sustain-Champlain/Annual%20Reports/2017-2018AnnualReport.pdf


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