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Submission Date March 1, 2018
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Clark University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jenny Isler
Director of Sustainability
Physical Plant / Facilities
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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:

Clark University Environmental Sustainability Task Force mission: to promote environmental sustainability at Clark University by increasing awareness of environmental and sustainability issues on campus, by researching environmental impacts of University activities along with recommendations for improvement, and coordinating activities related to environmental sustainability of the University. The Task Force meets monthly to discuss and guide administrative and operational sustainability initiatives.


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

R. Johnson, Director, Marsh Institute
J. Isler, Sustainability Coordinator
D. Roderick, Director Physical Plant
P. Wykes, Business Manager
A. Keyes, Director Residential Life
M. Newmark, Director Dining Services
J. Dolan, CFO
C. Agosta, faculty
J. Brooks, ITS
R. Miller, Graduate Student
S. Stewart, Undergraduate Student


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:

Sustainable Clark is under the auspices of Physical Plant and is responsible for supervising recycling and Thrift Store student employees; increasing sustainability awareness; timely emissions reporting and dissemination of data; serving on the Task Force; coordinating and focusing sustainability initiatives on campus (including research, student organizations, collaborative efforts, operations practices and programs; sustainability presentations, events and training for classes, campus groups, faculty, and staff) and maintaining community and interscholastic relationships in the field of sustainability.


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:
Jenny Isler, Director

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:

For functional activities, please see below. Notable accomplishments in the past two years include: The Environmental Sustainability Task Force commissioned an update of the Climate Action Plan strategies. Sustainable Clark expanded composting to the residential halls, the gym, and the Academic Commons; launched the Green Office Audit program; launched the Real Food Challenge and the Food Systems Working Group; started The Local Root student venture; added two solar farms to our energy supply chain; designed and installed a rain garden and five separate native landscapes; developed an employee ride-share program; coordinated two campus-wide EarthWeeks and a Climate Teach -In; won awards from the EPA, MassRecycle, MassDOT, WasteWise and DEP; increased recycling by 35% while reducing waste; made 3 major events zero-waste; developed curriculum resources for graduate and undergraduate classes; supported 12 summer LEEP projects in targeted areas of sustainability; .


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