Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.55
Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Clarkson University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Susan Powers
Assoc. Dir. Sustainability
ISE
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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:

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):

FY18
Anastasia Thomas Facilities,
Caroline Holler Student
Charles Maitland Student
Cinda Boyce Finance
Erica Arnold EHS
Erik C. Backus Faculty
Jessica M. Nezezon Alumni Relations,
Jillian Zamorski Student,
Josh Cameron OIT,
Marjorie Meashaw Athletics,
Michelle Young Library,
Susan E. Powers ISE/Faculty,
Tamera Rizk Office of Student Life
Alex French (Chair, ISE)


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 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):
6

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Alex French, Sustainability Coordinator

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:

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, providing sustainability perspectives in orientation and other events and managing a Sustainable Office Certification program.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator

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Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Director, ISE

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

The Director of ISE reports to the President and sits on the President's Cabinet. This provides a venue for campus-wide, high level discussions about sustainability progress and priorities.


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