Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

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:

We have several committees including:

1) 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.

2) 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.

3) Campus Sustainability Operations Team -- Charge: to bring operational staff together to discuss campus sustainability efforts; collaborate and connect to demonstrate an integrated approach to campus sustainability.
Members of each committee, including affiliations and role


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Green Revolving Fund committee: Facilities Director - Tim Van Woert; Director of Service & Sustainability - Christina Erickson; Budget Director, or representative of Finance Office - currently open; Representative of Advancement Office - Regina Farrell; At least two (2) faculty members - Lindsey Godwin, Nicole Morris, Robin Collins, Valerie Esposito; At least two (2) students - Simon Chirichiello ‘24; Sawyer Zundel ‘22; + Whitney Feininger (staff); Brady Mueller (staff); Nic Anderson (staff)

Transportation Committee: 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), Miriam Horne (Faculty), Nic Anderson (Staff), Tim VanWoert (Staff), Kate Cronin (Staff); Aidan Pearl (student), Joe Fustolo (student)

Campus Sustainability Operations Team: Director of Service & Sustainability - Christina Erickson; Senior Director of Campus Operations - Nic Anderson; Sustainable Transportation Coordinator - Eliana Fox; Facilities Director - Tim Van Woert; Information Systems/Champ Support Manager - John Ware; Dining Services Director - Jon Barzensky; Auxiliary Services Manager - Kate Cronin, Res Life Operations Coordinator - Carolyn Roberts; Events Operations Manager - Christina Brooker


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

As a smaller institution, sustainability responsibilities fall under many offices/departments.

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. www.champlain.edu/service

The Transportation Office - Transportation at Champlain College, including parking, shuttles, walking and biking, is managed by the Sustainable Transportation Coordinator, Eliana Fox. Eliana is a year round bike commuter and enjoys helping others learn how they can incorporate sustainable transportation into their daily lives, whether they walk, bike, ride the bus, or use micro-mobility. This position currently reports to the Senior Director of Planning and Operations, and works in close collaboration with the Director for Service & Sustainability Learning. www.champlain.edu/transportation

Campus Operations is composed of: Planning, Facilities, Auxiliary Services, Conference and Event Center and Transportation. We all support "Team Champlain". Campus Operations manages all design and construction of the College's capital projects, including new construction and major renovations with a focus on sustainability. Planning is also responsible for strategic Capital Plan Management which best supports the mission and strategic priorities of the College's Mission & Vision. www.champlain.edu/faculty-and-staff/campus-information/campus-operations

Christina Erickson, Director of Service & Sustainability Learning (100%)
Nic Anderson, Senior Director of Operations and Planning (100%)
Eliana Fox, Sustainable Transportation Coordinator (100%)
Kate Cronin, Manager, Auxiliary Services & Campus Planning (50%)
Tim Van Woert, Facilities Director (25%)


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3.75

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?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

Since the founding of the faculty/staff/student “Sustain Champlain” initiative in 2005, our team and coordination has evolved. Currently, the Director of Service & Sustainability Learning (Christina Erickson) runs the Center for Service & Sustainability, which 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.

However, in the past few years, we’ve been very successful in integrating sustainability into other offices/departments, namely the Transportation Office, Operations & Auxiliary Services

See annual report from June 2021 https://www.champlain.edu/Documents/Sustain-Champlain/Annual%20Reports/2020-2021AnnualReport.pdf


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