Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.66
Liaison Stalin Espinal
Submission Date March 2, 2023

STARS v2.2

City University of New York, Brooklyn College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Stalin Espinal
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:
The mission of Brooklyn College's sustainability initiative is to create an overarching culture of sustainability throughout the entire campus community by raising awareness of, engagement in and commitment to reducing our carbon footprint through campus-based education, research, operations, community-based collaboration, and service. Our sustainability planning will take special recognition of the constraints, opportunities, and responsibilities attendant with our urban location in one of the most densely populated cities in the United States.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:
Carrie Sadovnik, EHS Director
Tammy Lewis, Sustainability Fellow; Honors Academy
Jocelyn A. Wills, City-Based Fellow; History
Jennifer Adams, Education
Rebecca Boger, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Douglas Cohen, Music
Annette Danto, Film
Darryl Kenneth Estey, Political Science
Kenneth Gould, Sociology
Jean Grassman, Health and Nutrition Sciences
Miranda J. Martinez, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
Michael Menser, Philosophy
Michael Schoenfeld, Education
Philip Silva, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Charles Stone, Economics
Steven Alliano, Administrative Superintendent for Buildings and Grounds, Office of Facilities
Donovan Allen, Executive Director of Operations, Office of Facilities Planning and Operations
Joe Nigro, Administrative Superintendent, Office of Facilities
Donald A. Wenz, Chief of Public Safety and Director, Office of Campus and Community Safety Services
Pieranna Pieroni, Director, College Now, School of Education
Patricia Cai, Lecturer, Kinesiology
Johanna Devay, Assistant Professor, Conservatory of Music
James Eaton, Administrative Executive Officer, Office of Associate Provost for Faculty and Administration
Johanna Devaney, Assistant Professor, Conservatory of Music
Susan Jakuboski, Undergraduate Deputy Chair, Health and Nutrition Sciences
Laura Juszczak, Associate Professor, Chemistry
Yehuda Klein, Chair, Professor, Economics
Jolanta Kruszelnicka. Lecturer, Health and Nutrition Sciences
Miriam Loyd, Assistant Director, Internships and Employer Engagement, Magner Career Center
Dorothy Neave-Ditoro, Assistant Professor, Communication Arts, Sciences and Disorders
Roseanne Schnoll, Associate Professor, Health and Nutrition Sciences
Micha Tomkiewicz, Professor, Physics

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

A brief description of each sustainability office:
The sustainability office works with a variety of resources, staff, faculty experts, and students through research, curriculum development, upgrades to our physical plant and numerous student initiatives, the office seeks to be make the college a more sustainable institution and to educate our students to create a sustainable future.

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

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Stalin Espinal - Sustainability Coordinator, Carrie Sadovnik - Director of Environmental Health and Safety, and Chair of Campus Sustainability Council

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:
Several members of the campus community consult with each other and together contribute to creating a sustainable institution and education for a sustainable future. The Brooklyn College Sustainability Council, as part of CUNY's sustainability initiative, is charged with creating and implementing Brooklyn College's 10-Year Plan for sustainability. Its primarily focused on facilities and operations and also has an education and outreach component. Each council member is also a designated "campus liaison" in his or her specific pillar area of expertise.

Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator

Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
Under the supervision of the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, the College’s EHS & Sustainability Coordinator will organize, monitor, and maintain campus sustainability initiatives. In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, duties include but are not limited to:
Coordinate Sustainability Initiatives
Provide daily support on implementing sustainability initiatives, especially for the areas of waste stream management and energy conservation.
Communicate regularly with campus stakeholders and partners regarding sustainability initiatives and efforts through ongoing interactions, training opportunities, and information.
Represent the campus at Sustainable CUNY and meetings with external community partners on opportunities and emerging sustainability issues
Collect and Track Performance
With the assistance of the Director, develop a sustainability performance indicator database
Work with all departments to collect data needed for defined metrics
Update key data metrics on a regular basis
Prepare tables, graphs, and other visual reporting tools for monthly and annual reporting
Provide Project Assistance
With the assistance of the Director, identify opportunities for events, initiatives, funding opportunities, and collaborations with campus partners.
Coordinate with researchers, project managers, student clubs as necessary to facilitate successful implementation
Conduct Research on Current Sustainability Practices
Stay abreast of campus sustainability trends and prepare brief summaries of findings as requested.
General Administration
With assistance from the EHS Coordinator, organize administration of contracts, invoices, receipts
Assist with ensuring timely submission of permits, licenses, and compliance/performance reports.

Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Director of Environmental Health and Safety, and Chair of Campus Sustainability Council

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Director of EHS on campus also servers as the chair to campus sustainability council that over see campus and CUNY wide sustainability initiatives across departments, which include campus sustainability 10-year plan.

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Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):

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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability coordination is available:

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