Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.95
Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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Clarkson University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Susan Powers
Assoc. Dir. Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

The Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE) office interacts with offices and departments from across campus to facilitate integration of sustainability into everything we do on campus. Some examples include completing GHG inventory, STARS and other reporting, managing a Sustainability Fund for student and faculty proposed projects, and managing a Sustainable Office Certification program.

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 Sustainability Committee continually shares information about and reviews the status of sustainability projects and makes recommendations for prioritizing new initiatives. The committee includes members from all campus areas (admin, facilities, faculty, students, EHS, finance, marketing, philanthropy). They meet ~ once per month to review sustainability projects across campus, identify needs and establish priorities.

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

F15 semester - 20 members: 6 students, 3 faculty, 11 staff. Representation includes offices of finance, admissions, libraries, dining services, facilities, development, HR, IT, marketing, and campus faculty and student clubs and governing bodies

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Inst. for a Sustainable Environment is the primary sustainability office. This office provides primary facilitation and encouragement across campus to integrate sustainable behavior and processes across campus, including in education and research endeavors.

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

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Susan E. Powers, PhD, PE (Assoc. Director of ISE for Sustainability; Alex French, Sustainability Coordinator

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

Assoc Dir - provides broad campus oversight and leadership for moving campus towards a more sustainable state. The person in this position attends President's Cabinet meetings. The Sustainability Coordinator coordinates and carries out many of the day to day sustainability projects with a specific focus on student engagement.

The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

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